Who is the oldest player at World Cup ever?
As of November 2022, Egypt's Essam El-Hadary was the oldest player to ever play in the FIFA World Cup, having been 45 years and 161 days old when he made his World Cup debut against Saudi Arabia in 2018. The oldest outfield player was Cameroon's Roger Milla, at 42 years and 39 days.
Pepe, who is 39 years 283 days old, is behind Roger Milla who was 42 years 39 days old when he scored against Russia in the 1994 World Cup on the all-time oldest goal scorers list.
Mexican goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera, at 40 years and 63 days, is the oldest player in Qatar 2022.
There is no max or minimum age limit, but anyone over 35 years old is a dinosaur in football, most teams who won the World cup had an average age of 27.
– Upper age limit: all players must be a maximum of 20 years old by the end of the calendar year in which the competition is played (i.e. all players of the teams were born on or after 1 January 1997).
Pepe (Portugal) - 39 years and 283 days vs Switzerland in FIFA World Cup 2022. Pepe became the oldest player to score at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar when he netted one in Portugal's 6-1 drubbing of Switzerland in the Round of 16.
Kazuyoshi Miura; 55 years (And still going)
Nicknamed ''King Kazu'', Miura is without a doubt, the oldest professional player in the world – and he's still going. Playing for Yokohama since 2005. as a striker. His career began in Japanese JDT in 1986.
Pat Jennings (Northern Ireland) - 41 years
It was Northern Ireland goalkeeper Pat Jennings's 41st birthday when he took the field against mighty Brazil in the group stage match of the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.
The benefits of playing football when you're over 40
Not only physically, but mentally too.” They found that the players enjoyed improved cardiovascular health, better bone density and postural strength that can protect you from broken bones, which is great for when you get really old.
You are never too old to start playing soccer. You just might have to adjust your goals. Don't expect to become a professional soccer player, if you've never kicked a ball before your 18th birthday. But you can still start playing with your friends, local leagues, co-ed soccer, recreational sports.
Has any player played in 5 World Cups?
Matthaus captained West Germany to the 1990 World Cup title in Italy, following final losses in 1982 and 1986. He also took part in the 1994 and 1998 editions for Germany, becoming the second player to play in five different FIFA World Cup tournaments, after Mexico's Antonio Carbajal.
Players born in a country other than that of the national team for which they play have represented countries in the FIFA World Cup since it began in 1930 (see Figure 1). Historically, in fact, it has been quite common for players to represent countries other than the one in which they were born.
NO there is no age requirement to play in the FIFA Worldcup such as the oldest player of FIFA Worldcup history was Essam El Hadary who was 45 years old played for Egypt . And youngest player was 17 years old named Norman Whiteside.
Brazil is the only team to have appeared in all 22 tournaments to date, with Germany having participated in 20, Italy in 18, Argentina in 18 and Mexico in 17. To date, eight nations have won the tournament. The inaugural winners in 1930 were Uruguay; the current champions are Argentina.
- Gordie Howe (March 31, 1928 – June 10, 2016) ...
- Albert Beckles (July 14, 1930 – Present) ...
- Pierluigi Marzorati (September 12, 1952 – Present) ...
- Satchel Paige (July 7, 1906 – June 8, 1982) ...
- Saoul Mamby (June 4, 1947 – December 19, 2019) ...
- Skip Hall (September 9, 1948 – Present)
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Youngest players at the World Cup 2022
As of November 2022, Northern Ireland's Norman Whiteside was the youngest player to ever play in a World Cup, aged 17 years and 40 days when he played against Yugoslavia in 1982.
It began as a competition for players under the age of 16 with the age limit raised to 17 from the 1991 edition onwards. The 2017 tournament which was hosted by India became the most attended in the history of the tournament, with the total attendance of the FIFA U-17 World Cup reaching 1,347,133.