Oldest Goalscorers of FIFA World Cup 2022

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

Player Country Versus Age Edition
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

Player Country Age Edition
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

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