Oldest and Youngest Players At Qatar 2022 World Cup

The goalkeeper of the Mexico national team, Alfredo Talavera, who is 40 years is the oldest player is the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Veteran players at Qatar 2022

There are a number of legends of the Beautiful Game making the trip, in what is (surely) going to be their last FIFA showpiece tournament. Brazilian Thiago Silva, who has 38 years behind him, and there is also Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric (former teammates at Real Madrid), as well as the América goalkeeper, Guillermo Ochoa.

Ochoa and Ronaldo will play in their fifth World Cup in Qatar 2022, while Alves will feature for the third time after participating in 2010 and 2014, but being left out of the squad for Russia 2018.

Below is a list of the oldest players to have been named in the 831 across the national team squads. Who do you think is most likely to make the headlines? (Spoiler: of course, it’s him!)

  • Alfredo Talavera – Mexico – Juárez – 40
  • Atiba Hutchinson – Canada – Besiktas – 39
  • Pepe – Portugal – Porto – 39
  • Eiji Kashima – Japan – Strasbourg – 39
  • Dani Alves – Brazil – Pumas – 39
  • Remko Pasveer – Netherlands – Ajax – 39
  • Aymen Mathlouthi – Tunisia – Etoile Sahel – 38
  • Thiago Silva – Brazil – Chelsea – 38
  • Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal – Man Utd – 37
  • Danny Vukovic – Australia – Mariners – 37
  • Steve Mandanda – France – Rennes – 37
  • Guillermo Ochoa – Mexico – América – 37
  • Bryan Ruiz – Costa Rica – Alajuelense – 37
  • Luka Modric – Croatia – Real Madrid – 37

Qatar 2022 is blessed with an array of emerging young stars with Germany and Spain amongst the powerhouses placing their faith in youth for the tournament.

Luis Enrique has included Barcelona trio Pedri, Gavi and Ansu Fati in his final 26-man squad for the competition, and Germany will have the youngest player at the tournament after Hansi Flick called up uncapped Borussia Dortmund forward Youssoufa Moukoko.

Moukoko will instantly break into the Top Ten, if he features for Flick’s side at the World Cup, but the tournament kick off coincides with his 18th birthday — meaning he will miss out on the 17 club.

However, he will become the second youngest scorer — in behind Pele — if he can find the net in Qatar.

Youngest Players at World Cup 2022
Player Country Club Age (as of Nov.20, 2022)
Youssoufa Moukoko Germany Borussia Dortmund (GER) 18y
Garang Kuol Australia Central Coast Mariners (AUS) 18y 66d
Gavi Spain Barcelona (SPA) 18y 107d
Jewison Benette Costa Rica Sunderland (ENG) 18y 158d
Abdul Fatawu Issahaku Ghana Sporting Lisbon (POR) 18y 257d
Antonio Silva Portugal Benfica (POR) 19y 51d
Bilel El Khanouss Morocco Genk (BEL) 18y 187d
Zeno Debast Belgium Anderlecht (BEL) 19y 27d
Jude Bellingham England Borussia Dortmund (GER) 19y 144d
Brandon Aguilera Costa Rica Nottingham Forest (ENG) 19y 145d
Xavi Simons Netherlands PSV (NED) 19y  213d





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