Joaquín was Sunday, the oldest player in Primera Division history to score a hat-trick.
It is never too late to score his first hat-trick.
After 20 years as a professional footballer, and the 772 matches across the club and national team managed on Sunday Real Betis-icon Joaquín for the first time to make three goals in the same match.
It came to pass, when he secured his club a victory of 3-2 over Athletic Bilbao in the Primera Division.
At the age of 38 years and 140 days is the spaniard, the oldest player in league history to score a hat-trick.
All three goals were scored within the match's first 20 minutes. The first after a minute and a half, when he tame a post in the box and hammered the ball into the box.
Small ten minutes later did Joaquín it 2-0 with a well-placed clearance from an acute angle.
the hat trick was completed when he poked the ball into the goal after being sent in depth with a sticking.
Sunday's showdown was Joaquíns match number 363 for Real Betis. Kantspilleren got his fodboldopdragelse in the club and is the co-owner after having purchased a share of two percent in 2017.
Joaquín returned in 2015 back to Betis after nine years away from the club where he was past Valencia, Malaga and Fiorentina. On the national team, it has resulted in 52 appearances.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 08 December 2019, 16:00