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5 of the oldest players to feature in the FIFA World Cup

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#1 Faryd Mondragon (Colombia) - 43 years, 3 days

Japan v Colombia: Group C - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Faryd Mondragon

Former Colombian goalkeeper, Faryd Mondragon became the oldest player ever to make a FIFA World Cup appearance. In 2014, during the Rio World Cup, he played in Colombia's 4-1 win over Japan setting the record aged 43 years. 

Mondragon began his career in 1990 and had a good career across North and South America and Europe during his 24-year career. He played in Spain, Germany and Turkey to name a few countries in Europe in addition to playing in Argentina, Colombia and USA. 

Mondragon spent a large part of his career in Turkey with Galatasaray and has made 51 appearances for his country between the sticks. The record set by the goalkeeper will be a hard one to beat and there could be a substantial amount of time before its broken.

Also read: FIFA World Cup: 5 Youngest Players Who Featured In The Tournament

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