Latest Amebo have taken time to review the oldest players going to the Mun-dial, World Cup, we have had our view concentrated on the oldest among them.
it’s always said that any footballer above 30 is on thier last legs until sports science intervened.
Among them are: Rafael Marquez  – Mexico, 141 Caps, Tim Cahill  – Australia, 105 Caps, Sergey Ignashevich  – Russia, 121 Caps, Willy Caballero  – Argentina, 3 Caps, Olafur Ingi Skulason  – Iceland, 35 Caps, Patrick Pemberton  – Costa Rica, 38 Caps and finally the focus.
Essam El-Hadary  – Egypt; 157 Caps
If El-Hadary is chosen to play any minute in Russia, Egypt’s captain will become the oldest player ever to play in a FIFA World Cup, and it would also be his debut. Playing in Saudi Arabia’s top tier league with Al-Taawoun, El-Hadary has been a professional since 1993 when he started with Damietta of Egypt, aged 20.
This remarkable career that has seen him play for the three Egyptian club heavyweights – Zamalek, Ismaily, and Al Ahly. He also played in Europe with Sion of Switzerland. In a 25-year career, El-Hadary has kept goal for 11 different clubs on three continents – Africa, Asia, and Europe.
In April, he told the BBC, “’I’m very happy to play at the World Cup, and that is a message to all footballers and others around the world, that you should believe in your dreams and fight to make them come true. My age is 45 years old, but for me, this is just a number on paper.”
Debut: Against Algeria on December 20, 1997