New players start at an age ranging from 17 to 19. As in real life, players will age over time, gaining experience (and therefore improving) as they play more matches. However, from a certain age onwards, they may deteriorate in some metrics until they retire (at the age of 35 to 40 depending on the player and its position). Players only age when playing matches in a journey, but playing one or several matches within a journey increase players' age the same amount. In Soccer Arena a year season comprises 40 journeys.