- Essam El-Hadary
- 45:161 year(s):day(s)
- Russian Federation (Volgograd)
The oldest player in a football (soccer) FIFA World Cup is goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary (Egypt, b. 15 January 1973), aged 45 years 161 days, when he started for Egypt vs Saudi, in the Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Russia, on 25 June 2018.
El-Hadary won the Egyptian Premier League title with Al Ahly 8 times between 1996-2008 and Afirica Cup of Nations 4 times between 1998 - 2010.