World’s Oldest GoalKeeper Retires From The Game


Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary is resigning from the national group in the wake of turning into the most seasoned man to play in a World Cup coordinate.

El Hadary began the World Cup as Egypt’s reinforcement goalkeeper, yet he played in his group’s last gathering match in Russia, sparing a punishment in the 2-1 misfortune to Saudi Arabia on June 25.

“Following 22 years, four months and 12 days, I considered it to be the best minute to hang up my gloves,” the 45-year-old El Hadary composed on Facebook. “This is a minute I would not like to come … I am extremely glad to have played with the national group in 159 internationals, taking part in uncommon accomplishments.”

El Hadary made his introduction for the national group in 1996. He won four African Cup of Nations titles with Egypt, incorporating three straight with him as the goalkeeper in 2006, 2008 and 2010.


Partner Mohamed Salah hailed the veteran goalkeeper on Twitter.

“Another legend from an incredible brilliant age is abandoning us,” the Liverpool forward composed Tuesday.

In Russia, El Hadary surpassed Faryd Mondragon, who was 43 when he went ahead as a late substitute in Colombia’s 4-1 triumph over Japan four years back at the World Cup in Brazil.

El Hadary, who will keep on playing for Egyptian club Ismaili, first rose to noticeable quality with Cairo club Al-Ahly, however, he dropped out with the administration and left in 2008 for Switzerland. From that point forward, El Hadary he has progressed toward becoming something of a soccer traveller, playing for a few clubs in Egypt, Sudan and Saudi Arabia.


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