Meet the top 15 oldest players who played in FIFA World Cup!
Being part of the most prominent soccer tournament in the world, FIFA World Cup, is one of the experiences that every football player will treasure on their lifetime. That is why even the hardest training they must undergo, they never falter. No matter what age they are on already, they will still play if the chance allows them and the coach of the national football team of their country will include them on the squad who will play for the World Cup, if they are qualified.
So to give respect for those who played on FIFA World Cup on the last years of their careers, this article will enumerate the top 15 oldest players who had played in World Cup.
15. Georgios Karagounis
Playing for the Greek national football team in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Karagounis had set a record as the 15th oldest player at the age of 37 years and nine days who played in World Cup.
14. Thomas Dooley
This American player had played his last World Cup in the year 1998 at the age of 37 years and 29 days.
13. Frankie Van der Elst
On the 1998 FIFA World Cup, this player of Belgium National Football Team had played at the age 37 years and 41 days.
Playing at the age 37 years and 80 days, this Iranian player had competed in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
11. Lothar Matthäus
This German player had played in the 1998 FIFA World Cup at the age of 37 years and 81 days.
10. Wilfred van Moer
In the 1982 FIFA World Cup, this player had joined the national team of Belgium at the age of 37 years and 104 days.
9. Shaka Hislop
At the age of 37 years and 107 days, this player from Trinidad Tobago had joined their national team in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
This player from Brazil had appeared on the 1966 FIFA World Cup at the age of 37 years and 134 days.
7-6. Cuauhtémoc Blanco and Fernando Clavijo
For this spot, with equal number of years and days of age, these two players had put on this spot.
A player from Italy, Cuauhtémoc Blanco, had played in the 2010 FIFA World Cup at the age of 27 years and 145 days.
The same years and days with Blanco, this American player who played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup joined the US National Football Team.
5. Carlos Borja
Included in the top 5 of the oldest players who played in FIFA World Cup, this player of Bolivia had joined their national team and appeared in the year 1994 at the age of 37 years and 173 days.
4. Russell Latapy
Another player from Trinidad Tobago had joined the World Cup in the year 2006 at the age of 37 years and 310 days.
3. Mario Yepes
This Colombian player had been selected to play for their national team in competing in the2014 FIFA World Cup at the age of 38 years and 150 days.
2. Jan Heintze
During the 2002 FIFA World Cup, this second oldest player who played in the World Cup had been picked by the manager of the national team of Denmark at the age of 38 years and 287 days.
1. Roger Milla
Playing as the oldest player in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, this player from Cameroon had competed at the age 42 years and 27 days.
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