Faryd Mondragón becomes oldest player to play in World Cup
At 43 years old, Colombian goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón became the oldest player to ever play in a World Cup when he entered Colombia’s match against Japan on Tuesday in the 85th minute with his team securely ahead 3-1.
In what would become a 4-1 win, he broke the record set byCameroon’s Roger Milla at the 1994 World Cup in the United States.
Mondragón was an unused sub at the 1994 World Cup, but played in all three group stage matches for Colombia in 1998. When Los Cafeteros qualified for World Cup in 2014 for the first time in 16 years, Mondragón was named as one of the team’s goalkeepers.
He returned to Deportivo Cali in 2012.