Oldest World Cup player El-Hadary retires from International football

By Haruna Mubarak
El-Hadary
Oldest World Cup player El-Hadary retires from International football

The Egyptian Goalkeeper, El-Hadary has announced his retirement from international football after being the oldest player on planet to play in a World Cup tournament in 2018.

The 45-year-old former Al Ahly goalkeeper was handed his debut in 1996 and has play in 159 matches in a career that spanned over two decades.

He won four African Cup of Nations [1998, 2006, 2008 and 2010], but was denied a fifth in 2017 after Cameroon’s sensational triumph. He was named the best goalkeeper in Africa four times.

Earlier this summer, El-Hadary made history at the 2018 World Cup in Russia as the oldest player to feature in the biggest party after he stood kept in the Pharaohs’ last group game against Saudi Arabia.

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At club level, however, El-Hadary remains active between the sticks for Egyptian top-flight side Ismaily.
 
Source: albawaba.com