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The 5 Oldest Footballers Ever to Represent Their Country at a World Cup

Frank Lampard will be England's most senior player at this summer's World Cup in Brazil.

During the tournament he will turn 36, but even that will not register him on FIFA's oldest World Cup players list.


Here is a look at the five oldest footballers ever to represent their country at a World Cup...


5. Roger Milla (Cameroon)

The Cameroon striker was 42 years, 1 month and 8 days old when he played and scored his country's only goal in their 6-1 drubbing by Russia at the 1994 World Cup. 

He played at three World Cups (scoring five goals) and is the oldest player ever to feature and score at a World Cup. 

4. Pat Jennings (Northern Ireland)

Despite retiring from club football a year earlier, Jennings celebrated his 41st birthday in Northern Ireland's 3-0 defeat to Brazil in the 1986 World Cup.


He is his country's most capped player (119), was the first player in English football to make over 1,000 senior appearances and even scored in the 1967 FA Charity Shield.

3. Peter Shilton (England)

England stopper Shilton was 40 years, 9 months and 19 days old when he played in the 2-1 loss to Italy in the third-fourth place playoff at the 1990 World Cup.

He is England's record appearance holder (125 caps), has featured at three World Cups and jointly-holds the World Cup record for most clean sheets (10).  

2. Dino Zoff (Italy)

Capped 112 times, Italy's goalkeeper was 40 years, 4 months and 13 days old when he became the oldest World Cup winner and captain in the 3-1 final victory over West Germany in 1982.


Zoff holds the record for the longest stretch (1,142 minutes between 1972 and 1974) without conceding an international goal, played in three World Cups and coached Italy to second place at Euro 2000.

1. Ali Boumnijel (Tunisia)

Tunisia's No.1 was 40 years, 2 months and 10 days old when he played in the 1-0 defeat to Ukraine at the 2006 World Cup.


He was the oldest player at the 2006 tournament and represented his country in two World Cups.