Cristiano Ronaldo on Thursday (November 24) turned into the second-most seasoned goalscorer throughout the entire existence of the FIFA World Cup, after the Portuguese forward scored in the Qatar 2022 Group H match at the Stadium 974 in Doha. Ronaldo joined the rundown for most seasoned goalscorers at the show-piece occasion by changing over the punishment against Ghana, that likewise made a record for the main player to score in five different World Cups.
With his eighth objective at the quadrennial occasion, Ronaldo additionally turned into the most seasoned goalscorer in Qatar 2022. The 37-year-old, who made his show-piece occasion debut in 2006, presently has eight objectives in 18 appearances across five world cup finals.
At 37 years and 295 days, the previous Manchester Joined forward outperformed Gunnar Gren of Sweden, who had scored when he was 37 years and 236 days old against West Germany in the 1958 FIFA World Cup elimination round
In any case, the record for the most established objective scorer in the FIFA World Cup stays with Roger Milla of Cameroon, who scored in the 1994 FIFA World Cup against Russia at 42 years old years and 39 days. The rundown additionally includes Germany’s new World Cup winning forward Miroslav Klose, who is likewise the most elevated goalscorer in FIFA World Cup history with 16 objectives in 24 appearances across four changed World Cups.
Here is a look at the top 10 oldest goalscorers in FIFA World Cup finals history
Top 10 Oldest Goalscorers
|Roger Milla||Cameroon||Russia||42 years 39 days||USA 1994|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||Portugal||Ghana||37 years 295 days||Qatar 2022|
|Gunnar Gren||Sweden||West Germany||37 years 236 days||Sweden 1958|
|Cuauhtemoc Blanco||Mexico||France||37 years 151 days||South Africa 2010|
|Felipe Baloy||Panama||England||37 years 120 days||Russia 2018|
|Obdulio Varela||Uruguay||England||36 years 279 days||Switzerland 1954|
|Martin Palermo||Argentina||Greece||36 years 227 days||South Africa 2010|
|Georges Breggy||Switzerland||USA||36 years 152 days||USA 1994|
|Tom Finney||England||Soviet Union||36 years 64 days||Sweden 1958|
|Miroslav Klose||Germany||Brazil||36 years 29 days||Brazil 2014|
While, the above mentioned player are the oldest goalscorers, not all of them are the oldest players to feature in the FIFA World Cup with that list being dominated mostly by goalkeepers, who have a longevity in their careers.
Milla is the only player to feature on the list that includes names like Pat Jennings, David James and Essam El-Hadary, the oldest player to take to the field when he represented Egypt in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Top Oldest players to play in FIFA World Cup
Top Oldest players
|Essam El-Hadary||Egypt||45 years 161 days||Russia 2018|
|Faryd Mondragon||Colombia||43 years 3 days||Brazil 2014|
|Roger Milla||Cameroon||42 years 39 days||USA 1994|
|Pat Jennings||Northern Ireland||41 years 0 days||Mexico 1986|
|Peter Shilton||England||40 years 292 days||Italy 1990|
|Dino Zoff||Italy||40 years 133 days||Spain 1982|
|Ali Boumnijel||Tunisia||40 years 71 days||Germany 2006|
|Jim Leighton||Scotland||39 years 334 days||France 1998|
|David James||England||39 years 330 days||South Africa 2010|
|Angel Labruna||East Germany||39 years 260 days||Sweden 1958|