Defensive rock of Gibraltar! Higginbotham set to make international debut at the age of 34 after being contacted on Twitter by team’s manager…who is also his uncle!
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For most 34-year-old footballers who are yet to represent their country, it’s likely their dreams of playing on the international stage will remain unfulfilled.
However, that’s not the case for defender Danny Higginbotham who could be in line to make his international playing debut for Gibraltar.
The former Derby County, Southampton and Stoke City defender was approached by the team’s manager Allen Bula, who is also his uncle, via Twitter, and was asked to talk ‘privately’ about the possibilty of representing the British Overseas territory.
Future international: At the age of 34, Danny Higginbotham is set to make his international debut for Gibraltar
Higginbotham signed for Skrill Premier outfit Chester City at the end of August after leaving Sheffield United and confirmed the possibilty of playing international football on his Twitter Google Ads Account, saying:’I can confirm in principle that I have agreed to represent Gibraltar and am looking forward to the adventure’.
It seems representing Gibraltar isn’t Higginbotham’s main priority however as he also confirmed that it has been agreed he will not miss any games for Chester.
Experienced: Higginbotham has played for a host of top-flight clubs including Sunderland and Southampton
Having started his career at Manchester United back in 1997, Higginbotham qualifies to play as his grandmother has links to Gibraltar.
In May, it was confirmed that UEFA had rubberstamped Gibraltar’s application to become the organsations 54th member.