Oldest and Youngest Players and Goal-scorers in International Football


There follow lists of the oldest and youngest players and goal-scorers in international football history (i.e. matches between national teams), based on information known to the authors at the time of writing. These lists are very likely to be incomplete, particularly the women's lists, due to the lamentable unavailability of sufficiently detailed and accurate historical information for many countries.

Additions or corrections are welcomed by the authors (nfm24(AT)cantab.net) - any potential additional cases should preferably be evidenced.


  • Women - Oldest Players
  • Women - Oldest Goal-scorers
  • Women - Oldest Débutants
  • Women - Youngest Players
  • Women - Youngest Goal-scorers
  • Men - Oldest Players
  • Men - Oldest Goal-scorers
  • Men - Oldest Débutants
  • Men - Youngest Players
  • Men - Youngest Goal-scorers

  • Women - Oldest Players

       Player                        Team              Age         Birth date     Last appearance
     1 Tonina (Nina) Dimech          Malta             49y 110d    22-Dec-1960    11-Apr-2010 (1-5 vs Turkey)
     2 Gitana Kerpienė               Lithuania         46y  53d     3-Jul-1967    25-Aug-2013 (0-4 vs Estonia)
     - Lily Parr                     England*          45y 108d    26-Apr-1905    12-Aug-1950 (11-1 vs Scotland)
     3 Jenny Bindon                  New Zealand       40y 247d    25-Feb-1973    30-Oct-2013 (1-1 vs U.S.A.)
     4 Maria Mutola**                Mozambique        40y 225d    27-Oct-1972     9-Jun-2013 (0-5 vs South Africa)
     5 Barbara Cox                   New Zealand       40y 224d    10-May-1947    20-Dec-1987 (1-0 vs Canada)
     6 Margarete Pioresan 'Meg'      Brazil            40y 213d     1-Jan-1956     1-Aug-1996 (0-2 vs Norway)
     7 Bára Skaale Klakstein+        Faroe Islands     40y 186d    24-Mar-1973    26-Sep-2013 (0-6 vs Poland)
     8 Sandrine Soubeyrand           France            39y 340d    16-Aug-1973    22-Jul-2013 (1-1 vs Denmark)
     9 Nathalie Thill                Luxembourg        39y 236d    16-Aug-1973     9-Apr-2013 (1-2 vs Albania)
     - Margaret Thornborough         England*          39-41y++    1909-1910      22-Jul-1950 (3-1 vs France XI)
    10 Maria Makowska                Poland            39y 124d    25-Jan-1969    28-May-2008 (2-4 vs Austria)
    11 Kristine Lilly                U.S.A.            39y 106d    22-Jul-1971     5-Nov-2010 (1-2 vs Mexico)
    12 Patrizia Panico               Italy             39y  61d     8-Feb-1975    10-Apr-2014 (2-1 vs Romania)
    13 Sharon Costantino             Malta             38y 330d    15-May-1975    10-Apr-2014 (0-8 vs Iceland)
    14 Christie Rampone              U.S.A.            38y 259d    24-Jun-1975    10-Mar-2014 (3-5 vs Denmark)
    15 Pauline Hamill                Scotland          38y 250d    18-Dec-1971    25-Aug-2010 (0-0 vs Denmark)
    16 Charmaine Hooper              Canada            38y 196d    15-Jan-1968    30-Jul-2006 (0-2 vs U.S.A.)
    17 Rebecca Rolls^                New Zealand       38y 177d    22-Aug-1975    15-Feb-2014 (1-2 vs Mexico)
    18 Rebecca Hart                  Guernsey          38y 161d    21-Jan-1971     1-Jul-2009 (1-4 vs Isle of Man)
    19 Natasha Pace                  Malta             38y 120d    10-Dec-1974     9-Apr-2013 (2-0 vs Latvia)
    
     * Dick, Kerr's (Preston) represented England.
    ** The same Maria Mutola who won the Olympic gold medal in the 800 metres in 2000.
     + On 28-Nov-2012 Bára Skaale Klakstein (aged 39) and her daughter Eydvør Klakstein (aged 17) played together  
       for their country in a match vs Luxembourg; this is believed to be an unique case in international football history.
       In men's football, an analogous case almost occurred on 24-Apr-1996 when Iceland's Arnór Guðjohnsen (aged 34) was 
       substituted by his son Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen (aged 17) in a match vs Estonia; however, the two men never played
       together simultaneously on the field for their national team.
    ++ Thornborough was aged between 39y 203d and 41y 201d.
     ^ Rolls probably holds the all-time record for the longest wait between successive caps.  When she played
       on 1-Mar-2012 (0-0 vs South Africa), it was her first international match since 7-Nov-1996 (1-1 vs
       Papua New Guinea).  In the intervening 15-year hiatus, she played over 100 cricket matches for her country.
    
    Unconfirmed last appearance:
       Svetlana Novikova             Belarus           40-41y      20-Oct-1970    2008-2012*
    
     * Novikova was a member of the national squad in 2012, but it is unclear when she last played in an official match.
    
    
    

    Women - Oldest Goal-scorers

       Goal-scorer                   Team              Age         Birth date     Last goal
     - Lily Parr                     England*          45y 108d    26-Apr-1905    12-Aug-1950 (11-1 vs Scotland XI)
     - Margaret Thornborough         England*          39-41y**    1909-1910      22-Jul-1950 (3-1 vs France XI)
     1 Patrizia Panico               Italy             39y  61d     8-Feb-1975    10-Apr-2014 (2-1 vs Romania)
     2 Maria Mutola+                 Mozambique        38y 318d    27-Oct-1972    10-Sep-2011 (1-7 vs Algeria)
     3 Kristine Lilly                U.S.A.            38y 304d    22-Jul-1971    22-May-2010 (4-0 vs Germany)
     4 Charmaine Hooper              Canada            38y 184d    15-Jan-1968    18-Jul-2006 (4-2 vs Sweden)++
     5 Pauline Hamill                Scotland          38y 183d    18-Dec-1971    19-Jun-2010 (5-0 vs Bulgaria)
     6 Carla Couto                   Portugal          37y 325d    12-Apr-1974     2-Mar-2012 (4-0 vs Hungary)
     - Roseli de Belo                Brazil^           37y  55d     7-Sep-1969     1-Nov-2006 (2-4 vs Canada)
     7 Sandrine Soubeyrand           France            36y 262d    16-Aug-1973     5-May-2010 (2-0 vs Switzerland)
     8 Joy Fawcett                   U.S.A.            35y 360d     8-Feb-1968     3-Feb-2004 (2-0 vs Canada)
     9 Wendi Henderson               New Zealand       35y 267d    16-Jul-1971     9-Apr-2007 (6-1 vs Tonga)^^
    10 Andrea Neil                   Canada            35y 265d    26-Oct-1971    18-Jul-2007 (11-1 vs Jamaica)
    11 Shannon Boxx                  U.S.A.            35y 250d    29-Jun-1977     6-Mar-2013 (3-0 vs Iceland)
    12 Katrine Pedersen              Denmark           35y 240d    13-Apr-1977     9-Dec-2012 (5-0 vs Mexico)
    13 Maia Jackman                  New Zealand       35y 129d    25-May-1975     1-Oct-2010 (10-0 vs Cook Islands)
    14 Brandi Chastain               U.S.A.            35y  48d    21-Jul-1968     7-Sep-2003 (5-0 vs Mexico)
    
    
     * Dick, Kerr's (Preston) represented England.
    ** Thornborough was aged between 39y 203d and 41y 201d.
     + The same Maria Mutola who won the Olympic gold medal in the 800 metres in 2000.
    ++ Hooper scored three goals in this match.
     ^ A São Paulo State selection represented Brazil.
    ^^ Henderson scored two goals in this match.
    
    
    

    Women - Oldest Débutants

       Player                        Team              Age         Birth date     First appearance
     1 Tonina (Nina) Dimech          Malta             42y 231d    22-Dec-1960    10-Aug-2003 (0-3 vs Romania)
     2 Maria Mutola*                 Mozambique        38y 241d    27-Oct-1972    25-Jun-2011 (1-0 vs Swaziland)
     3 Branka Karnjus                Croatia           36y 162d    28-Nov-1973     9-May-2010 (1-2 vs Serbia)
     4 Margarete Pioresan 'Meg'      Brazil            35y 320d     1-Jan-1956    17-Nov-1991 (1-0 vs Japan)
     5 Nathalie Thill                Luxembourg        35y  45d    16-Aug-1973    30-Sep-2008 (1-6 vs Wales)
     6 Dijana Janošić                Croatia           34y 209d    15-Apr-1959    10-Nov-1993 (2-1 vs Switzerland)
     7 Carine Gindt                  Luxembourg        34y 148d    23-Jun-1972    18-Nov-2006 (0-4 vs Slovakia)
     8 Gabi Dlugi-Winterberg         West Germany      33y 341d     4-Dec-1948    10-Nov-1982 (5-1 vs Switzerland)
     9 Anne Trabant-Haarbach         West Germany      33y 313d     1-Jan-1949    10-Nov-1982 (5-1 vs Switzerland)
     - Kelly Smith**                 United Kingdom    33y 265d    29-Oct-1978    20-Jul-2012 (0-0 vs Sweden)
    10 Jagoda Jurašić                Croatia           33y 237d    22-Mar-1960    14-Nov-1993 (3-0 vs Wales)
    11 Marija Matuzić                Croatia           33y 133d    17-Jun-1960    28-Oct-1993 (2-3 vs Slovenia)
    12 Anne Smith                    New Zealand       33y  76d    27-Sep-1951    12-Dec-1984 (3-0 vs Australia)
    
     * The same Maria Mutola who won the Olympic gold medal in the 800 metres in 2000.
    ** Smith had played previously for England since 1995.
    
    
    

    Women - Youngest Players

       Player                        Team              Age         Birth date     First appearance
     1 Alyssa Chin                   Cayman Islands    13y  17d     7-Oct-1994    24-Oct-2007 (0-4 vs Puerto Rico)
     2 Brianna Hydes                 Cayman Islands    13y 106d    10-Jul-1994    24-Oct-2007 (0-4 vs Puerto Rico)
     ? Sheynae Watson                Cayman Islands    13y*        1992/1993      21-May-2006 (4-0 vs Turks & Caicos Isl.)
     4 Raquel Rodríguez Cedeño       Costa Rica        13y 357d    28-Oct-1993    20-Oct-2007 (3-0 vs Nicaragua)
     5 Verónica Charlyn Corral       Mexico            14y  42d    11-Sep-1991    23-Oct-2005 (0-3 vs U.S.A.)
     6 Futaba Kioka                  Japan             14y 197d    22-Nov-1966     7-Jun-1981 (0-1 vs Taiwan)
     7 Noum Angmahongsa**            Laos              14y 236d    13-Jan-1993     6-Sep-2007 (1-13 vs Thailand)
     - Shenel Gall                   Cayman Islands    14y 263d    29-Aug-1991    19-May-2006 (8-0 vs Turks & Caicos Isl. XI)
     8 Carolina Morace               Italy             14y 269d     5-Feb-1964     1-Nov-1978 (5-0 vs Yugoslavia)
     9 Véronique Roy                 France            14y 307d     5-Nov-1959     8-Sep-1974 (1-3 vs Switzerland)
    10 Sylvie Vuillaume              France            14y 344d     6-Apr-1965    15-Mar-1980 (4-0 vs Switzerland)
    11 Chantal Serre                 France            14y 359d     4-Dec-1956    28-Nov-1971 (2-2 vs Italy)
    12 Akemi Noda                    Japan             15y   4d    13-Oct-1969    17-Oct-1984 (0-6 vs Italy)
    13 Candice Simon                 Guernsey          15y  11d    29-Jun-1990    10-Jul-2005 (0-6 vs Åland)
    14 Ana Marija Kalamiza           Croatia           15y  23d    29-Sep-1991    22-Oct-2006 (3-0 vs Macedonia)
    15 Mpumi Nyandeni                South Africa      15y  33d    19-Aug-1987    21-Sep-2002 (4-1 vs Zambia)
    16 Christina delos Reyes         Philippines       15y  34d    28-Feb-1994     3-Apr-2009 (0-2 vs Hong Kong)
    17 Keoney Demicoli               Malta             15y  38d     2-Oct-1997     9-Nov-2012 (2-0 vs Estonia)
    18 Inna Palacios                 Philippines       15y  56d     8-Feb-1994     5-Apr-2009 (0-1 vs Indonesia)
    19 Bernadette Constantin         France            15y  66d    29-Mar-1963     3-Jun-1978 (1-1 vs Wales)
    20 Homare Sawa                   Japan             15y  91d     6-Sep-1978     6-Dec-1993 (15-0 vs Philippines)
     - Susanne Augustesen            Denmark+          15y 100d    10-May-1956    18-Aug-1971 (3-0 vs France)
     - Joan Burke                    England++         14-15y^     1924/1925        -Aug 1939 (vs Belgium XI)
    21 Sophie Warren                 Guernsey          15y 102d    31-Mar-1990    11-Jul-2005 (0-8 vs Bermuda)
    22 Taneekarn Dangda              Thailand          15y 102d    15-Dec-1992    26-Mar-2008 (9-0 vs Philippines)^^
    23 Christine Scharo              France            15y 105d     8-Feb-1960    24-May-1975 (0-1 vs Netherlands)
    24 Maja Stipančević              Croatia           15y 106d     7-May-1994    21-Aug-2009 (1-0 vs Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    25 Souchitta Phonharath          Laos              15y 110d    19-May-1992     6-Sep-2007 (1-13 vs Thailand)
    26 Takako Tezuka                 Japan             15y 121d     6-Nov-1970     7-Mar-1986 (0-2 vs Taiwan)
    27 Pia Sundhage                  Sweden            15y 122d    13-Feb-1960    15-Jun-1975 (2-0 vs England)
    28 Anne Mäkinen                  Finland           15y 127d     1-Feb-1976     8-Jun-1991 (0-2 vs U.S.S.R.)
    29 Kara Lang                     Canada            15y 130d    22-Oct-1986     1-Mar-2002 (3-0 vs Scotland)
    30 Annalie Longo                 New Zealand       15y 136d     1-Jul-1991    14-Nov-2006 (0-3 vs China)
    31 Mia Hamm                      U.S.A.            15y 139d    17-Mar-1972     3-Aug-1987 (2-0 vs China)
     ? Maryse Casella                France            14-15y#     1960           24-May-1975 (0-1 vs Netherlands)
    33 Vasi Feke                     Tonga             15y 160d    31-Oct-1991     9-Apr-2007 (1-6 vs New Zealand)
    34 Anajaira Claudio Burgos       Dominican Rep.    15y 169d     4-Aug-1996    20-Jan-2012 (0-14 vs U.S.A.)
    35 Zsanett Kaján                 Hungary           15y 171d    16-Sep-1997     6-Mar-2013 (0-1 vs Mexico)
    36 Serena Guthrie                Jersey            15y 172d     5-Jan-1990    26-Jun-2005 (3-1 vs Guernsey)
     - Lily Parr                     England++         15y 189d    26-Apr-1905     1-Nov-1920 (2-0 vs France XI)##
    37 Kerry Sauvage                 Jersey            15y 209d    10-Oct-1985     7-May-2001 (1-2 vs Guernsey)
    38 Sophie Ryckeboer              France            15y 216d    25-Nov-1964    28-Jun-1980 (2-2 vs Sweden)
    39 Ariella (Arie) Smith          Cayman Islands    15y 216d    17-Oct-1990    21-May-2006 (4-0 vs Turks & Caicos Isl.)
    40 Rosie White                   New Zealand       15y 218d     6-Jun-1993    10-Jan-2009 (0-6 vs China)
     - Joan Whalley                  England++         15y$        18-Dec-1921      -Jul-1937 (vs France XI)
    41 Florence Rimbault             France            15y 231d     1-Dec-1963    20-Jul-1979 (0-0 vs Scotland)
    42 Souphavanh Phayvanh           Laos              15y 244d     5-Jan-1992     6-Sep-2007 (1-13 vs Thailand)
    43 Ji So-Yeon                    South Korea       15y 249d    21-Feb-1991    28-Oct-2006 (0-1 vs Brazil$$)
    44 Isabelle Musset               France            15y 263d    10-Sep-1960    30-May-1976 (1-2 vs Belgium)
    45 Kimika Forbes                 Trinidad & Tobago 15y 268d    28-Aug-1990    23-May-2006 (6-0 vs Dominica)
    46 Myriame Olejnik               France            15y 273d    12-Aug-1963    12-May-1979 (2-0 vs Belgium)
    47 Sylvie Bailly                 France            15y 277d    11-Feb-1960    15-Nov-1975 (0-2 vs Netherlands)
    48 Jessie Fleming                Canada            15y 279d    11-Mar-1998    15-Dec-2013 (0-1 vs Chile)
     ? Michèle Bariset               France            14-15y%     1958           10-Oct-1973 (4-0 vs Republic of Ireland)
     - Mary Lyons                    England XI%%      15y 321d     2-Sep-1902    20-Jul-1918 (3-2 vs Scotland XI%%)
    50 Anastasia Prescott            Trinidad & Tobago 15y 326d    27-Jun-1990    19-May-2006 (10-0 vs Grenada)
    51 Sandrine Colombier            France            15y 329d    21-Apr-1964    15-Mar-1980 (4-0 vs Switzerland)
    52 Julie Fleeting                Scotland          15y 335d    18-Dec-1980    17-Nov-1996 (2-0 vs Wales)
    53 Véronique Romagnoli           France            15y 336d    11-Jul-1966    12-Jun-1982 (0-1 vs Belgium)
    54 Brenda Borg                   Malta             15y 338d     1-May-1997     4-Apr-2013 (1-1 vs Albania)
    55 Rochelle Bryan                Jamaica           15y 359d    11-Dec-1987     5-Dec-2003 (3-0 vs Cayman Islands)
     ? Brittany Schirn               Cayman Islands    15y         1991/1992      24-Oct-2007 (0-4 vs Puerto Rico)
     ? Élisabeth Dejean              France            15-16y@     1958           19-May-1974 (2-3 vs Italy)
     ? Marie-Bernadette Thomas       France            15-16y@@    1955           28-Nov-1971 (2-2 vs Italy)
     - Edna Broughton                England++         15-16y&     1930/1931        -Jun 1947 (vs France XI)
    
     * Watson was aged between 13y 21d and 13y 324d.
    ** also spelled Angmansongsa.
     + This match took place before the D.B.U. control of the Danish women's team and is therefore considered unofficial.
    ++ Dick, Kerr's (Preston) represented England.
     ^ Burke was aged between 14y 67d and 15y 102d.
    ^^ Taneekarn may have played two days earlier in an 11-0 win vs Malaysia.
     # Casella was aged between 14y 144d and 15y 143d.
    ## Parr very probably played in the match one day earlier also vs France.  Contrary to many modern sources, she
       did not play vs France during the French visit to England in April & May 1920.
     $ Whalley was aged between 15y 195d and 15y 225d.
    $$ A São Paulo State selection represented Brazil.
     % Bariset was aged between 14y 283d and 15y 282d.
    %% The match was labelled as North of England vs West of Scotland.
     @ Dejean was aged between 15y 139d and 16y 138d.
    @@ Thomas was aged between 15y 332d and 16y 331d.
     & Broughton was aged between 15y 274d and 16y 332d.
    
    
    

    Women - Youngest Goal-scorers

       Goal-scorer                   Team              Age         Birth date     First goal
     - Shenel Gall                   Cayman Islands    14y 263d    29-Aug-1991    19-May-2006 (8-0 vs Turks & Caicos Isl. XI)*
     1 Carolina Morace               Italy             15y  82d     5-Feb-1964    28-Apr-1979 (5-1 vs Switzerland)
     2 Homare Sawa                   Japan             15y  91d     6-Sep-1978     6-Dec-1993 (15-0 vs Philippines)**
     - Susanne Augustesen            Denmark+          15y 100d    10-May-1956    18-Aug-1971 (3-0 vs France)
     - Joan Burke                    England++         14-15y^     1924/1925        -Aug 1939 (vs Belgium XI)
     3 Souchitta Phonharath          Laos              15y 114d    19-May-1992    10-Sep-2007 (3-1 vs Singapore)^^
     4 Kara Lang                     Canada            15y 132d    22-Oct-1986     3-Mar-2002 (4-0 vs Wales)#
     5 Vasi Feke##                   Tonga             15y 160d    31-Oct-1991     9-Apr-2007 (1-6 vs New Zealand)
     6 Serena Guthrie                Jersey            15y 172d     5-Jan-1990    26-Jun-2005 (3-1 vs Guernsey)
     7 Souphavanh Phayvanh           Laos              15y 244d     5-Jan-1992     6-Sep-2007 (1-13 vs Thailand)
     - Joan Whalley                  England++         15y$        18-Dec-1921      -Aug-1937 (vs France XI)
     8 Zsanett Kaján                 Hungary           15y 259d    16-Sep-1997     2-Jun-2013 (2-1 vs Wales)
     - Lily Parr                     England++         15y 264d    26-Apr-1905    15-Jan-1921 (5-1 vs France XI)$$
     9 Ji So-Yeon                    South Korea       15y 282d    21-Feb-1991    30-Nov-2006 (2-0 vs Taiwan)%
    10 Verónica Charlyn Corral       Mexico            15y 306d    11-Sep-1991    14-Jul-2007 (5-0 vs Paraguay)%%
     - Mary Lyons                    England XI@       15y 321d     2-Sep-1902    20-Jul-1918 (3-2 vs Scotland XI@)
    11 Florence Decoopman            France            16y  14d     1-Mar-1964    15-Mar-1980 (4-0 vs Switzerland)@
    12 Kristine Lilly                U.S.A.            16y  22d    22-Jul-1971    13-Aug-1987 (1-1 vs China)
    13 Ifeanyi Chiejine              Nigeria           16y  26d    17-May-1983    12-Jun-1999 (4-3 vs China)
    14 Etsuko Handa                  Japan             16y  34d    10-May-1965    13-Jun-1981 (1-0 vs Indonesia)
    15 Venicia Reid                  Jamaica           16y  38d    28-Oct-1987     5-Dec-2003 (3-0 vs Cayman Islands)
    16 Takako Tezuka                 Japan             16y  42d     6-Nov-1970    18-Dec-1986 (10-0 vs Malaysia)
    17 Bernadette Constantin         France            16y  44d    29-Mar-1963    12-May-1979 (2-0 vs Belgium)
     - Kimberley Pitta               Cayman Islands    16y  45d     4-Apr-1990    19-May-2006 (8-0 vs Turks & Caicos Isl. XI)
    18 Emmanuelle Sykora             France            16y  56d    21-Feb-1976    17-Apr-1992 (1-0 vs C.I.S.)&
    19 Maylee Attin-Johnson          Trinidad & Tobago 16y  57d     9-May-1986     5-Jul-2002 (13-0 vs Dominica)&&
    20 Ing-Mari Holmberg             Åland             16y  60d    13-May-1985    12-Jul-2001 (11-1 vs Isle of Man)
    21 Shenel Gall                   Cayman Islands    16y  60d    29-Aug-1991    28-Oct-2007 (2-3 vs Haiti)
    22 Mpumi Nyandeni                South Africa      16y  67d    19-Aug-1987    25-Oct-2003 (13-0 vs Namibia)=
    23 Claudia Tschöke (née Lübbers) Germany           16y  99d    18-Jun-1978    25-Sep-1994 (11-0 vs Switzerland)
    24 Annica Sjölund                Åland             16y 103d    31-Mar-1985    12-Jul-2001 (11-1 vs Isle of Man)
    25 Florence Rimbault             France            16y 105d     1-Dec-1963    15-Mar-1980 (4-0 vs Switzerland)
    26 Akemi Noda                    Japan             16y 105d    13-Oct-1969    26-Jan-1986 (7-0 vs India)
    27 Raquel Rodríguez Cedeño       Costa Rica        16y 184d    28-Oct-1993    30-Apr-2010 (2-0 vs Nicaragua)
    28 Véronique Roy                 France            16y 207d     5-Nov-1959    30-May-1976 (1-2 vs Belgium)
    29 Miyuki Yanagita               Japan             16y 238d    11-Apr-1981     5-Dec-1997 (21-0 vs Guam)
     ? Michèle Bariset               France            15-16y==    1958            8-Sep-1974 (1-3 vs Switzerland)
    31 Tashana Vincent               Jamaica           16y 257d    23-Mar-1987     5-Dec-2003 (3-0 vs Cayman Islands)
    32 Sarah McAdam                  Isle of Man       16y 268d    17-Oct-1984    12-Jul-2001 (1-11 vs Åland)
    33 Christine Sinclair            Canada            16y 276d    12-Jun-1983    14-Mar-2000 (1-2 vs Norway)
    34 Petra Andersson               Åland             16y 280d     1-Oct-1984     8-Jul-2001 (9-1 vs Guernsey)~
    35 Sophie Schmidt                Canada            16y 303d    28-Jun-1988    27-Apr-2005 (2-0 vs France)
     - Edna Broughton                England++         15-16y~~    1930/1931        -Jun 1947 (vs France XI)
    
     * Gall scored 3 goals in this match (which was not a full international).
    ** Sawa scored four goals in this match.
     + This match took place before the D.B.U. control of the Danish women's team and is therefore considered unofficial.
    ++ Dick, Kerr's (Preston) represented England.
     ^ Burke was aged between 14y 67d and 15y 102d.
    ^^ Souchitta Phonharath scored two goals in this match.
     # Lang scored two goals in this match.
    ## Vasi Feke is also a multiple medallist at the Pacific Games in athletics events.
     $ Whalley was aged between 15y 226d and 15y 256d.
    $$ Lily Parr scored five goals in this match.
     % Ji So-Yeon scored two goals in this match.
    %% Corral scored two goals in this match.
     @ The match was labelled as North of England vs West of Scotland.
    @@ Decoopman scored two goals in this match.
     & It is unclear whether this match is official for France.  Sykora also scored in an official match two days later (6-1 vs Ivory Coast).
    && Attin-Johnson scored three goals in this match.
     = Nyandeni scored two goals in this match.
    == Bariset was aged between 15y 251d and 16y 250d.
     ~ Andersson scored two goals in this match.
    ~~ Broughton was aged between 15y 274d and 16y 332d.
    
    
    

    Men - Oldest Players

       Player                        Team              Age         Birth date     Last appearance
     1 Barrie Dewsbury               Sark              52y  11d    20-Jun-1951     1-Jul-2003 (0-16 vs Greenland)
     2 Wesley Bogdan                 Northern Marianas 48y 243d     1-Aug-1958     1-Apr-2007 (0-9 vs Guam)
     3 MacDonald Taylor Sr.          U.S. Virgin Isl.  46y 217d    27-Aug-1957    31-Mar-2004 (0-7 vs St Kitts and Nevis)
     4 Billy Meredith                Wales             45y 229d    30-Jul-1874    15-Mar-1920 (2-1 vs England)
     5 George Rodger                 Hong Kong*        45-46y*     1890           19-Apr-1936 (1-7 vs China)
     6 César Cueto                   Peru              45y  79d     6-Jun-1952    24-Aug-1997 (2-1 vs Colombia)
     7 Vasílis Khadzipanayís**       Greece            45y  49d    26-Oct-1954    14-Dec-1999 (1-1 vs Ghana)
     8 Kersley Appou                 Mauritius         43y 353d    24-Apr-1970    12-Apr-2014 (0-1 vs Mauritania)
     9 Dr Vince Stravino             Northern Marianas 43y 320d    16-May-1963     1-Apr-2007 (0-9 vs Guam)
    10 Jason Schroeder               Northern Marianas 43y 240d    22-Oct-1966    19-Jun-2010 (1-1 vs Guam)
    11 David Dueñas                  Northern Marianas 43y  94d    11-Dec-1965    15-Mar-2009 (1-4 vs Mongolia)
    12 Peter Grierson                Jersey            43y  42d     2 Feb 1970    16-Mar-2013 (9-2 vs Alderney)
    13 Dan Westphal                  Northern Marianas 42y 335d     5-Apr-1970     6-Mar-2013 (0-4 vs Bangladesh)
    14 Faryd Mondragón               Colombia          42y 257d    21-Jun-1971     5-Mar-2014 (1-1 vs Tunisia)
    15 Elisha Scott                  Northern Ireland  42y 200d    24-Aug-1893    11-Mar-1936 (3-2 vs Wales)
    16 Bruce Berline                 Northern Marianas 42y 176d     7-Oct-1964     1-Apr-2007 (0-9 vs Guam)
    17 Dale Roberts                  Northern Marianas 42y 144d    22-Oct-1966    15-Mar-2009 (1-4 vs Mongolia)
    18 Aleksandar Đurić              Singapore         42y 132d    12-Aug-1970    22-Dec-2012 (0-1 vs Thailand)
    19 Pat Onstad                    Canada            42y 131d    13-Jan-1968    24-May-2010 (0-5 vs Argentina)
    20 Stanley Matthews              England           42y 103d     1-Feb-1915    15-May-1957 (4-1 vs Denmark)
    21 Roger Milla                   Cameroon          42y  39d    20-May-1952    28-Jun-1994 (1-6 vs Russia)
    22 Jákup Mikkelsen               Faroe Islands     41y 365d    16-Aug-1970    15-Aug-2012 (0-2 vs Iceland)
    23 Jocelyn Angloma               Guadeloupe        41y 318d     7-Aug-1965    21-Jun-2007 (0-1 vs Mexico)
    24 Luis Enrique Capurro          Ecuador           41y 284d     1-May-1961     9-Feb-2003 (1-0 vs Estonia)
    25 José Dueñas                   Northern Marianas 41y 207d    20-Aug-1967    15-Mar-2009 (1-4 vs Mongolia)
    26 Dr Mike Hall                  Northern Marianas 41y 106d    16-Dec-1965     1-Apr-2007 (0-9 vs Guam)
    27 Kalusha Bwalya                Zambia            41y  96d    16-Aug-1963    20-Nov-2004 (0-0 vs Angola, 4-5 pen)
    28 Dino Zoff                     Italy             41y  90d    28-Feb-1942    29-May-1983 (0-2 vs Sweden)
    29 Albert Beuchat                Switzerland       41y  63d    13-Dec-1890    14-Feb-1932 (0-3 vs Italy)
    30 Essam El-Hadary               Egypt             41y  49d    15-Jan-1973     5-Mar-2014 (2-0 vs Bosnia & Herzegovina)
     ? Matthew Wilson                Ireland           41-42y+     1842+          23-Feb-1884 (1-8 vs England)
    32 Fung King-Cheung              Hong Kong         41y  41d    19-Dec-1907    29-Jan-1949 (3-1 vs South Vietnam)
    33 Bruce Grobbelaar              Zimbabwe          41y  32d     6-Oct-1957     7-Nov-1998 (1-1 vs Tunisia)
     ? Alexander Morten              England           41-42y++    1831-1832++     8-Mar-1873 (4-2 vs Scotland)
    35 Pat Jennings                  Northern Ireland  41y   0d    12-Jun-1945    12-Jun-1986 (0-3 vs Brazil)
     - Paul Williams                 Alderney          40y 362d    10-Jul-1972     7-Jul-2013 (1-2 vs Sealand)
    36 Russell Latapy                Trinidad & Tobago 40y 344d     2-Aug-1968    12-Jul-2009 (3-2 vs St Kitts & Nevis)
    37 Mark Schwarzer                Australia         40y 336d     6-Oct-1972     7-Sep-2013 (0-6 vs Brazil)
    38 Peter Shilton                 England           40y 292d    18-Sep-1949     7-Jul-1990 (1-2 vs Italy)
    39 Patsy Gallacher (Gallagher)   Irish Free State  40y 272d    16-Mar-1891    13-Dec-1931 (0-5 vs Spain)
    40 Greg Elliott                  Northern Marianas 40y 247d    15-Oct-1969    19-Jun-2010 (1-1 vs Guam)
    41 Ibrahim Hj. Abu Bakar         Brunei            40y 240d    30-Aug-1960    27-Apr-2001 (0-1 vs Yemen)
    42 Serghei Stroenco              Moldova           40y 237d    22-Feb-1967    17-Oct-2007 (3-2 vs Malta)
    43 Bill Lacey                    Irish Free State  40y 229d    24-Sep-1889    11-May-1930 (3-1 vs Belgium)
    44 David Weir                    Scotland          40y 155d    10-May-1970    12-Oct-2010 (2-3 vs Spain)
    45 Ali Boumnijel                 Tunisia           40y 143d    13-Apr-1966     3-Sep-2006 (0-0 vs Mauritius)
    46 Rob Boerenbeker               Sark              40y 123d    28-Feb-1963     1-Jul-2003 (0-16 vs Greenland)
     ? Jack Henderson                Ireland           40-41y+     1844+          11-Apr-1885 (2-8 vs Wales)
    48 Carlos Trucco                 Bolivia           40y  97d    11-Aug-1957    16-Nov-1997 (0-3 vs Chile)
    49 Jim Leighton                  Scotland          40y  78d    24-Jul-1958    10-Oct-1998 (3-2 vs Estonia)
    50 Gabriel González              Paraguay          40y  37d    18-Mar-1961    24-Apr-2001 (1-2 vs Ecuador)
    51 Tyce Mister                   Northern Marianas 40y  22d    10-Mar-1967     1-Apr-2007 (0-9 vs Guam)
    52 Sargis Hovsepyan              Armenia           40y  12d     2-Nov-1972    14-Nov-2012 (4-2 vs Lithuania)
    53 Birkir Kristinsson            Iceland           40y   3d    15-Aug-1964    18-Aug-2004 (2-0 vs Italy)
    
     * Rodger was aged between 45y 110d and 46y 109d.
    ** Vasílis Khadzipanayís (also spelled Hatzipanagís) holds the all-time record for the longest wait between caps.
       His first game for Greece was on 6-May-1976 (1-0 vs Poland) and his second was in 1999 as above, over 23 years later.
     + The precise dates of birth of Henderson and Wilson are unknown.
    ++ Morten's precise date of birth is unknown.  He was aged 68 upon his death on 24-Feb-1900, 
       so his birth-date was between 25-Feb-1831 and 24-Feb-1832, and thus he must have been aged
       between 41y 12d and 42y 11d at the time of this match.  In any case, his was the earliest
       birth-date of any international footballer.
    
    
    Unconfirmed last appearance:
       Elias Rangamar                Northern Marianas 44y  78d     9-Feb-1964    27-Apr-2008 (2-3 vs Guam)*
       Christopher Leon Guerrero     Northern Marianas 41y 301d     1-Jul-1966    27-Apr-2008 (2-3 vs Guam)**
       Adam Hardwicke                Northern Marianas 40y 268d    24-Sep-1969    19-Jun-2010 (1-1 vs Guam)+
    
     * It is unconfirmed whether Rangamar played in this match.  He did not play in any other international match.
    ** It is unconfirmed whether Guerrero played in this match.  His previous confirmed appearance was 3-Aug-1998 (3-0 vs Guam).
     + It is unconfirmed whether Hardwicke played in this match.  He did not play in any other international match.
    
    
    

    Men - Oldest Goal-scorers

       Goal-scorer                   Team              Age         Birth date     Last goal
     - Billy Meredith                Wales*            45y  73d    30-Jul-1874    11-Oct-1919 (2-1 vs England*)
     1 Aleksandar Đurić              Singapore         42y 105d    12-Aug-1970    25-Nov-2012 (3-0 vs Malaysia)
     2 Roger Milla                   Cameroon          42y  39d    20-May-1952    28-Jun-1994 (1-6 vs Russia)
     3 Jocelyn Angloma               Guadeloupe        41y 314d     7-Aug-1965    17-Jun-2007 (2-1 vs Honduras)
     4 Stanley Matthews              England           41y 248d     1-Feb-1915     6-Oct-1956 (1-1 vs Northern Ireland)
     5 Kalusha Bwalya                Zambia            41y  19d    16-Aug-1963     4-Sep-2004 (1-0 vs Liberia)
     6 Fung King-Cheung              Hong Kong         40y 100d    19-Dec-1907    28-Mar-1948 (2-1 vs South Vietnam)
     7 Russell Latapy                Trinidad & Tobago 40y  74d     2-Aug-1968    15-Oct-2008 (2-1 vs U.S.A.)
     8 Morten Olsen                  Denmark           39y 308d    14-Aug-1949    18-Jun-1989 (4-0 vs Brazil)
     9 Jari Litmanen                 Finland           39y 270d    20-Feb-1971    17-Nov-2010 (8-0 vs San Marino)
    10 Kim Yong-Sik                  South Korea       39y 265d    25-Jul-1910    16-Apr-1950 (3-1 vs Taiwan**)
     - Dante Maiani                  San Marino        39y 249d    22-Jul-1946    28-Mar-1986 (0-1 vs Canada B)+
    11 Hossam Hassan                 Egypt             39y 177d    10-Aug-1966     3-Feb-2006 (4-1 vs D.R. Congo)
    12 Gabriel González              Paraguay          39y 168d    18-Mar-1961     2-Sep-2000 (3-0 vs Venezuela)
    13 Romário de Souza Faria        Brazil            39y 118d    29-Jan-1966    27-May-2005 (3-0 vs Guatemala)
    14 Archibald Goodall             Ireland           38y 282d    19-Jun-1864    28-Mar-1903 (2-0 vs Wales)
    15 Ángel Labruna                 Argentina         38y 282d    28-Sep-1918     7-Jul-1957 (2-1 vs Brazil)
    16 Ivica Vastić                  Austria           38y 257d    29-Sep-1969    12-Jun-2008 (1-1 vs Poland)
    17 Jan Heintze                   Denmark           38y 243d    17-Aug-1963    17-Apr-2002 (3-1 vs Israel)
     - Ryan Giggs                    United Kingdom++  38y 243d    29-Nov-1973    29-Jul-2012 (3-1 vs U.A.E.++)
    18 Jackie Sewell                 Zambia            38y 240d    24-Jan-1927    21-Sep-1965 (3-2 vs Kenya)^
    19 Billy Meredith                Wales             38y 230d    30-Jul-1874    17-Mar-1913 (3-4 vs England)
    20 Alpha Baldé                   Seychelles        38y 165d    25-Feb-1973     9-Aug-2011 (5-1 vs Maldives)^^
    21 Vitālijs Astafjevs            Latvia            38y 159d     3-Apr-1971     9-Sep-2009 (2-2 vs Switzerland)
    22 Lokoua Taufahema              Tonga             38y 150d    27-Jun-1973    24-Nov-2011 (1-1 vs Samoa)
    23 Abe Lenstra                   Netherlands       38y 143d    27-Nov-1920    19-Apr-1959 (2-2 vs Belgium)
    24 Bill Lacey                    Irish Free State  38y 141d    24-Sep-1889    12-Feb-1928 (4-2 vs Belgium)
    25 Lothar Matthäus               Germany           38y 129d    21-Mar-1961    28-Jul-1999 (2-0 vs New Zealand)
    26 Jurijs Ševļakovs              Latvia            38y  96d    24-Jan-1959    30-Apr-1997 (2-0 vs Belarus)#
    27 Keith Gumbs                   St Kitts & Nevis  38y  29d    11-Sep-1972    10-Oct-2010 (4-0 vs Montserrat)
    
     * This match was not a full international (instead termed a "Victory international").
    ** The Korea F.A. regards this match as a full international vs Taiwan (meaning the Republic of China), but the 
       opposition was actually a Combined Chinese selection in Hong Kong - however, the Chinese Taipei F.A. now counts 
       the match as an international also.  One day earlier, Kim played (and scored) for South Korea in a 6-3 win vs
       All-Hong Kong (H.K.F.A.) and that match is also regarded by the Korea F.A. as a full international.
     + Some sources report that Maiani scored an own-goal in this match (though other sources attribute the goal to
       James Grimes of Canada).  The match is a full international for San Marino but not for Canada.
    ++ This match was not a full international (Olympic teams: Under-23 with three over-age players).
     ^ Sewell scored two goals in this match.
    ^^ Baldé scored two goals in this match.
     # Ševļakovs scored two goals in this match.
    
    
    

    Men - Oldest Débutants

       Player                        Team              Age         Birth date     First appearance
     1 Barrie Dewsbury               Sark              52y   7d    20-Jun-1951    27-Jun-2003 (0-19 vs Gibraltar)
     2 Wesley Bogdan                 Northern Marianas 48y 243d     1-Aug-1958     1-Apr-2007 (0-9 vs Guam)
     3 Dr Vince Stravino             Northern Marianas 43y 313d    16-May-1963    25-Mar-2007 (2-3 vs Guam)
     4 MacDonald Taylor Sr.          U.S. Virgin Isl.  42y 191d    27-Aug-1957     5-Mar-2000 (0-9 vs St Vincent and the Grenadines)*
     5 Bruce Berline                 Northern Marianas 42y 169d     7-Oct-1964    25-Mar-2007 (2-3 vs Guam)
     6 Jason Schroeder               Northern Marianas 42y 140d    22-Oct-1966    11-Mar-2009 (1-6 vs Macao)
     7 Dan Westphal                  Northern Marianas 42y 104d     5-Apr-1970    18-Jul-2012 (1-3 vs Guam)**
     8 José Dueñas                   Northern Marianas 41y 207d    20-Aug-1967    15-Mar-2009 (1-4 vs Mongolia)+
     9 David Dueñas                  Northern Marianas 41y 104d    11-Dec-1965    25-Mar-2007 (2-3 vs Guam)+
    10 Dr Mike Hall                  Northern Marianas 41y  99d    16-Dec-1965    25-Mar-2007 (2-3 vs Guam)
     ? Matthew Wilson                Ireland           41-42y++    1842++         26-Jan-1884 (0-5 vs Scotland)
     ? Alexander Morten              England           41-42y^     1831-1832^      8-Mar-1873 (4-2 vs Scotland)
     - Patsy Gallacher^^             Irish Free State  40y 272d    16-Mar-1891    13-Dec-1931 (0-5 vs Spain)
    13 Greg Elliott                  Northern Marianas 40y 247d    15-Oct-1969    19-Jun-2010 (1-1 vs Guam)
    14 Dale Roberts                  Northern Marianas 40y 154d    22-Oct-1966    25-Mar-2007 (2-3 vs Guam)
     ? Jack Henderson                Ireland           40-41y++    1844++         28-Feb-1885 (0-4 vs England)
    16 Tyce Mister                   Northern Marianas 40y  15d    10-Mar-1967    25-Mar-2007 (2-3 vs Guam)
     - Željko Vuković#               Austria           39y 260d     9-Feb-1962    27-Oct-2001 (1-1 vs Israel)
    17 Dante Maiani                  San Marino        39y 249d    22-Jul-1946    28-Mar-1986 (0-1 vs Canada B)##
    18 Sander Boschker               Netherlands       39y 219d    20-Oct-1970    27-May-2010 (4-1 vs Ghana)
    19 Nasanjargal Sharav            Mongolia          39y  86d     3-Aug-1968    28-Oct-2007 (1-5 vs North Korea)
    20 Heinrich Schmidt              Saar              38y 316d    10-Jan-1912    22-Nov-1950 (5-3 vs Switzerland B)$
    21 Albert Carnice                Andorra           38y 234d    24-Mar-1958    13-Nov-1996 (1-6 vs Estonia)
     - Ryan Giggs$$                  United Kingdom$$  38y 234d    29-Nov-1973    20-Jul-2012 (0-2 vs Brazil$$)
    22 Ricardo Fontana               Bolivia           38y 227d    17-Oct-1950     1-Jun-1989 (0-2 vs Paraguay)
    23 Leslie Compton                England           38y  64d    12-Sep-1912    15-Nov-1950 (4-2 vs Wales)
     - Kim Yong-Sik%                 South Korea       38y   8d    25-Jul-1910     2-Aug-1948 (5-3 vs Mexico)
     - Lee Yoo-Hyung%                South Korea       37y 347d    21-Jan-1911     2-Jan-1949 (2-3 vs Taiwan%%)
    24 Yoshio Gabaldon               Northern Marianas 37y 324d     5-May-1969    25-Mar-2007 (2-3 vs Guam)
     ? Karl Ree                      Estonia           37-38y@     1881/1882      17-Oct-1920 (0-6 vs Finland)
    26 Sergio Navarro                Uruguay           37y 226d    14-Mar-1968    26-Oct-2005 (1-3 vs Mexico)
     - Bill Lacey@@                  Irish Free State  37y 211d    24-Sep-1889    23-Apr-1927 (1-2 vs Italy B)@@
     - Jackie Sewell&                Northern Rhodesia 37y 161d    24-Jan-1927     3-Jul-1964 (3-0 vs Tanganyika)
    27 Kevin McMullen                Sark              37y 106d    15-Mar-1966    29-Jun-2003 (0-19 vs Gibraltar)
    28 Aleksandar Đurić              Singapore         37y  89d    12-Aug-1970     9-Nov-2007 (2-0 vs Tajikistan)
     - John W. Malcolm               Scotland&&        36y 323d    16-Apr-1833     5-Mar-1870 (1-1 vs England)&&
    29 Dr Mike Thomas                Northern Marianas 36y 315d    14-May-1970    25-Mar-2007 (2-3 vs Guam)
    30 Ian Southern                  Sark              36y 193d    18-Dec-1966    29-Jun-2003 (0-19 vs Gibraltar)
    31 Ronnie Simpson=               Scotland          36y 186d    11-Oct-1930    15-Apr-1967 (3-2 vs England)
    32 Jeffrey Cloud                 Northern Marianas 36y 186d     6-Sep-1972    11-Mar-2009 (1-6 vs Macao)
    33 Chris Nelson                  Northern Marianas 36y 133d    12-Nov-1970    25-Mar-2007 (2-3 vs Guam)
     - Dinny Hannon==                Irish Free State  36y 118d    31-Jan-1888    28-May-1924 (1-0 vs Bulgaria)
    
     * It is unclear whether this match was Taylor's first.  Information is incomplete for earlier matches of the U.S.V.I.
    ** Westphal was also named in the squad for the matches on 27-Apr-2008 (2-3 vs Guam) and 19-Jun-2010 (1-1 vs Guam) but
       it is unconfirmed whether he played in either of those matches.
     + David Dueñas and/or José Dueñas may have played in 1998 (during the Micronesian Games).
    ++ The precise dates of birth of Henderson and Wilson are unknown.
     ^ Morten's precise date of birth is unknown.  He was aged 68 upon his death on 24-Feb-1900, 
       so his birth-date was between 25-Feb-1831 and 24-Feb-1832, and thus he must have been aged
       between 41y 12d and 42y 11d at the time of his début.  In any case, his was the earliest
       birth-date of any international footballer.
    ^^ Gallacher (originally spelled Gallagher) had played previously from 1919-1927 for (Northern) Ireland, i.e. the I.F.A. team.
     # Vuković had played previously for Croatia in 1991.
    ## The match is a full international for San Marino but not for Canada.
     $ The match was a full international for Saar but not for Switzerland.
    $$ This match was not a full international (Olympic teams: Under-23 with three over-age players).
       Giggs had played previously for Wales from 1991-2007.
     % Kim and Lee had played previously for Japan; Kim from 1936-40, Lee in 1940.
    %% The Korea F.A. regards this match as a full international vs Taiwan (meaning the Republic of China), but the 
       opposition was actually a Combined Chinese selection in Hong Kong - however, the Chinese Taipei F.A. now regards 
       the match as a full international also.
     @ Ree was aged between 37y 291d and 38y 290d.
    @@ The match is a full international for the F.A.I. but not for the F.I.G.C. (Italy).  Lacey had played previously from
       1909-1924 for first (All-)Ireland and then (Northern) Ireland, i.e. the I.F.A. team.
     & Sewell had played previously for England from 1951-54.
    && Unofficial international.
     = Simpson had played previously for the United Kingdom (amateur team) in the 1948 Olympic Games.
    == Hannon had played previously for (All-)Ireland from 1908-13.  His only two matches for the Irish Free State 
       were at the 1924 Olympic Games and are not recognized as full internationals for the F.A.I.
    
    
    Unconfirmed appearance:
       Elias Rangamar                Northern Marianas 44y  78d     9-Feb-1964    27-Apr-2008 (2-3 vs Guam)*
       Adam Hardwicke                Northern Marianas 40y 268d    24-Sep-1969    19-Jun-2010 (1-1 vs Guam)**
    
     * It is unconfirmed whether Rangamar played in this match.  He did not play in any other international match.
    ** It is unconfirmed whether Hardwicke played in this match.  He did not play in any other international match.
    
    
    

    Men - Youngest Players

       Player                        Team              Age         Birth date     First appearance
     1 Lucas Knecht                  Northern Marianas 14y   2d    30-Mar-1993     1-Apr-2007 (0-9 vs Guam)
     2 Aung Kyaw Tun                 Myanmar           14y  93d     5-Aug-1986     6-Nov-2000 (1-3 vs Thailand)
     3 Moussa Latoundji              Benin             14y 157d    13-Aug-1978    17-Jan-1993 (0-5 vs Tunisia)
     4 Joel Fruit                    Northern Marianas 14y 177d    31-May-1998    24-Nov-2012 (0-8 vs Guam)
     5 MacDonald Taylor Jr.          U.S. Virgin Isl.  14y 193d    22-Mar-1992     1-Oct-2006 (1-6 vs Dominican Republic)
     6 Bimal Gharti Magar            Nepal             14y 238d    26-Jan-1998    20-Sep-2012 (1-1 vs Bangladesh)
     7 Stephen Appiah                Ghana             14y 323d    24-Dec-1980    12-Nov-1995 (2-0 vs Sierra Leone)
     8 Aníbal Zapicán Falco          Uruguay           15y   9d    25-Sep-1893     4-Oct-1908 (1-0 vs Argentina)
     9 El-Hacen El-Moctar Sidi*      Mauritania        15y  78d    11-Dec-1997*   27-Feb-2013 (2-0 vs Gambia)
    10 Mohammed Kallon               Sierra Leone      15y  93d     6-Oct-1979     7-Jan-1995 (2-0 vs Gambia)
    11 Emmanuel Ngama                Burundi           15y 104d     1-Jul-1992    13-Oct-2007 (1-2 vs Mauritania)
    12 Abdel-Karim Saqr              Egypt             15y 113d    14-Apr-1921**   5-Aug-1936 (1-3 vs Austria)
    13 Enrico Del Rosario            Northern Marianas 15y 119d    21-Mar-1997    18-Jul-2012 (1-3 vs Guam)
    14 Jehn Joyner                   Northern Marianas 15y 144d     9-Oct-1997     2-Mar-2013 (0-6 vs Nepal)
    15 Chanthy Souksombuth           Laos              15y 146d    11-Nov-1984     5-Apr-2000 (0-9 vs South Korea)
    16 Samuel Johnston               Ireland           15y 153d    18-Sep-1866    18-Feb-1882 (0-13 vs England)
    17 Scott Tae-Heon Kim            Northern Marianas 15y 155d    22-Jun-1997    24-Nov-2012 (0-8 vs Guam)
    18 Sengphet Thongphachan         Laos              15y 164d     9-Jul-1987    20-Dec-2002 (1-2 vs Singapore)
    19 Abdoul-Gafar Mamah            Togo              15y 183d    24-Aug-1985    23-Feb-2001 (3-3 vs Libya)
    20 József Horváth                Hungary           15y 188d    25-Sep-1890     1-Apr-1906 (1-1 vs Bohemia)
    21 Elias Uzamukunda              Rwanda            15y 204d+   15-May-1991     5-Dec-2006 (2-1 vs Tanzania mainland)+
    22 Youssouf Fofana               Ivory Coast       15y 204d++  26-Jul-1966    15-22 Feb 1982 (West African Cup)
    23 Charles Musonda               Zambia            15y 213d^   22-Aug-1969^   23-Mar-1985 (1-1 vs Malawi)
    24 Anggisu Barbosa               East Timor        15y 217d    16-Mar-1993    19-Oct-2008 (2-2 vs Cambodia)^^
    25 Ben Falaniko                  American Samoa    15y 218d     1-Sep-1985     7-Apr-2001 (0-13 vs Fiji)
    26 Shiva N'Zigou                 Gabon             15y 225d    24-Oct-1983     6-Jun-1999 (3-1 vs Angola)
    27 José Pérez                    Uruguay           14-15y#     1898           15-Aug-1913 (0-4 vs Argentina)
    28 Yao Aziawonou                 Togo              15y 226d    30-Nov-1979    14-Jul-1995 (1-2 vs Mauritania)
    29 Ibrahim Sekagya               Uganda            15y 236d    19-Dec-1980    11-Aug-1996 (1-1 vs Ethiopia)
     - Kai Bower                     Alderney          15y 238d    10-Nov-1997     6-Jul-2013 (2-3 vs Raetia)
    30 Allan 'Skill' Cole            Jamaica           15y 242d    14-Oct-1950    13-Jun-1966 (0-1 vs Mexico)
    31 Hegman Ngoma (Ngomirakiza)    Rwanda            15y 261d    25-Mar-1992    11-Dec-2007 (0-2 vs Uganda)##
    32 Jaiyah (Johnny) Saelua        American Samoa    15y 301d    19-Jul-1988    15-May-2004 (0-11 vs Fiji)
    33 Souleymane Mamam              Togo              15y 320d$   20-Jun-1985$    6-May-2001 (3-2 vs Zambia)
     ? Davidson Ngawaeramo           Solomon Islands   14-15y$$    1962/1963       7-Jul-1978 (0-2 vs Papua New Guinea)
    35 Victor Mugabe Wanyama         Kenya             15y 336d    25-Jun-1991    27-May-2007 (0-1 vs Nigeria)
    36 McDonald Mariga Wanyama       Kenya             15y 345d     4-Apr-1987    15-Mar-2003 (2-2 vs Uganda)
    37 Tormod Kjellsen               Norway            15y 351d    25-Sep-1894    11-Sep-1910 (0-4 vs Sweden)
     - Chow Chee Keong               Malaysia          15y 362d    26-Nov-1948    22-Nov-1964 (2-1 vs Djurgårdens I.F.)
    38 Bertrand Traoré               Burkina Faso      15y 362d     6-Sep-1995     3-Sep-2011 (1-0 vs Equatorial Guinea)
    39 Samuel Eto'o                  Cameroon          15y 364d    10-Mar-1981     9-Mar-1997 (0-5 vs Costa Rica)
     ? Ryan Stepp                    Guam              15y%        1980           10-Aug-1996 (2-9 vs Taiwan)
    
     * Various spelling variations exist. Birth date as above from CAF documents; alternatively given as 31-Dec-1997.
    ** FIFA list Saqr's birth date as 8-Nov-1918; other variations given include 14-Apr-1918 and 14-Apr-1922.
     + Uzamukunda's début was probably a few days earlier in the same competition (2006 CECAFA Challenge Cup).
    ++ The precise date of Fofana's début is unknown.
     ^ Musonda's birth date is also given as 7-Mar-1967.
    ^^ Barbosa may also have played 2 days earlier (0-1 vs Philippines).
     # Pérez was aged between 14y 227d and 15y 226d.  He also played in an unofficial match on 13-Jul-1913 (5-4 vs Argentina F.A.F.).
    ## Ngoma may also have played 2 days earlier (2-1 vs Eritrea).
     $ Mamam's birth-date is given by FIFA as 30-Jun-1987, which if correct would mean that he was aged 13y 310d.
    $$ Ngawaeramo was aged between 14y 338d and 15y 337d.
     % Stepp was aged between 15y 251d and 15y 365d.
    
    
    Unconfirmed cases:
       José Brachi                   Uruguay           13-15y*     1893-94*       13-Sep-1908 (1-2 vs Argentina)
       Maxamuud Cabdi-Nuur 'Meyman'  Somalia           14y  60d    13-Sep-1997**  12-Nov-2011 (0-0 vs Ethiopia)**
       Frank do Rego                 Benin             14y 118d    13-Dec-1985+    9-Apr-2000 (1-1 vs Senegal)
       Mfanzile Dlamini++            Swaziland         15y  18d    18-Feb-1983     8-Mar-1998 (0-1 vs Angola)
    
     * Brachi's birth-year is unconfirmed but is given by one source as 1894, which if correct would mean
       that he was aged between 13y 257d and 14y 256d.  Another source gives 1893 (so aged between 14y 257d and 15y 256d).
    ** Meyman's birth date according to FIFA.  He may also have played on 1-Nov-2011 (0-1 vs Djibouti). 
     + do Rego's birth date according to FIFA.
    ++ Potential confusion with other players named Dlamini.
    
    
    Unconfirmed appearance:
       Michael 'Bo' Barry            Northern Marianas 14y 251d    11-Oct-1995    19-Jun-2010 (1-1 vs Guam)*
       Eric Devin Atalig             Northern Marianas 14-15y      1995           19-Jun-2010 (1-1 vs Guam)*
    
     * Barry and Atalig were named in the squad for the above match, but it is unconfirmed whether either played.
    
    
    

    Men - Youngest Goal-scorers

       Goal-scorer                   Team              Age         Birth date     First goal
     1 Aung Kyaw Tun                 Myanmar           14y  93d     5-Aug-1986     6-Nov-2000 (1-3 vs Thailand)
     2 Abdel-Karim Saqr              Egypt             15y 113d    14-Apr-1921*    5-Aug-1936 (1-3 vs Austria)
     3 Samuel Johnston               Ireland           15y 160d    18-Sep-1866    25-Feb-1882 (1-7 vs Wales)
     - José Pérez                    Uruguay           14-15y**    1898           13-Jul-1913 (5-4 vs Argentina F.A.F.)**
     4 Mohammed Kallon               Sierra Leone      15y 198d     6-Oct-1979    22-Apr-1995 (2-0 vs Congo)
     5 Anggisu Barbosa               East Timor        15y 217d    16-Mar-1993    19-Oct-2008 (2-2 vs Cambodia)
     6 Bimal Gharti Magar            Nepal             15y 220d    26-Jan-1998     3-Sep-2013 (1-1 vs Pakistan)
     7 Hegman Ngoma (Ngomirakiza)    Rwanda            15y 263d    25-Mar-1992    13-Dec-2007 (9-0 vs Djibouti)
     ? Ryan Stepp                    Guam              15y+        1980           10-Aug-1996 (2-9 vs Taiwan)
     9 József Horváth                Hungary           16y  12d    25-Sep-1890     7-Oct-1906 (4-4 vs Bohemia)++
    10 El-Hacen El-Moctar Sidi^      Mauritania        16y  25d    11-Dec-1997^    5-Jan-2014 (3-2 vs Mozambique)^
    11 Anthony Hernandez             Gibraltar         16y  36d     3-Feb-1995    11-Mar-2011 (3-0 vs Faroe Islands)
    12 Zaw Zaw                       Myanmar           16y  65d    13-Oct-1986    17-Dec-2002 (6-1 vs Philippines)
    13 Charles Musonda               Zambia            16y  89d    22-Aug-1969^^  19-Nov-1985 (1-0 vs Zaire)
    14 Shiva N'Zigou                 Gabon             16y  91d    24-Oct-1983    23-Jan-2000 (1-3 vs South Africa)
    15 André Zakari Lambo#           Niger             16y  94d    14-May-1976    16-Aug-1992 (2-1 vs Benin)#
     - Kenneth Domingo               Northern Marianas 16y  55d    30-Sep-1996    24-Nov-2012 (0-8 vs Guam)##
    16 Nii Lamptey                   Ghana             16y 140d    10-Dec-1974    29-Apr-1991 (2-0 vs Togo)
    17 Fabrice Olinga                Cameroon          16y 155d    12-May-1996    14-Oct-2012 (2-1 vs Cape Verde)
    18 Clyde Best                    Bermuda           16y 157d    24-Feb-1951    31-Jul-1967 (3-1 vs Trinidad and Tobago) 
    19 Johnnier Montaño              Colombia          16y 171d    14-Jan-1983     4-Jul-1999 (3-0 vs Argentina)
    20 Mamadou Zongo                 Burkina Faso      16y 180d     8-Oct-1980     6-Apr-1997 (3-4 vs Kenya)$
    21 Włodzimierz Lubański          Poland            16y 188d    28-Feb-1947     4-Sep-1963 (9-0 vs Norway)
    22 Elias Uzamukunda              Rwanda            16y 212d    15-May-1991    13-Dec-2007 (9-0 vs Djibouti)
    23 San Day Thien                 Myanmar           16y 221d     1-May-1988     8-Dec-2004 (1-0 vs Philippines)
    24 Dylan Naputi                  Guam              16y 240d     4-Jan-1995     1-Sep-2011 (2-0 vs American Samoa)
    25 Bharat Khawas                 Nepal             16y 247d    22-Jul-1991    25-Mar-2008 (2-1 vs Pakistan)
    26 Edson do Nascimento 'Pelé'    Brazil            16y 259d    21-Oct-1940     7-Jul-1957 (1-2 vs Argentina)
    27 Zachary Pangelinan            Guam              16y 266d    16-Jun-1988     9-Mar-2005 (1-4 vs Mongolia)
     - Jamie Blackham                Alderney          16y 280d    29-Sep-1996     6-Jul-2013 (2-3 vs Raetia)
    28 Valasine Dalaphone            Laos              16y 284d     8-Aug-1984    19-May-2001 (2-0 vs Philippines)
    29 Emmanuel Mayuka               Zambia            16y 312d    21-Nov-1990    29-Sep-2007 (3-0 vs Mozambique)
     ? Nasser Hamdan Ar-Riyami       Oman              16y$$       1965           19-Feb-1982 (3-1 vs Bangladesh)
    31 Augustine Simo                Cameroon          16y 315d    18-Sep-1978    30-Jul-1995 (1-0 vs Zimbabwe)
    32 Moustapha Salifou             Togo              16y 327d     1-Jun-1983    23-Apr-2000 (3-0 vs Guinea-Bissau)
    33 Phan Thanh Bình               Vietnam           16y 330d     1-Nov-1986    27-Sep-2003 (5-0 vs Nepal)
    34 Fernand Nisot                 Belgium           16y 334d    11-Apr-1895    10-Mar-1912 (1-2 vs Netherlands)
     - Robert ten Broeke             New Zealand       16y 345d     5-Oct-1961    15-Sep-1978 (3-0 vs Eintracht Frankfurt U-21)
    35 Dennis Masina                 Swaziland         16y 345d%   29-May-1982     9-May-1999 (3-1 vs Mozambique)
    36 Emmanuel Okwi                 Uganda            16y 353d    25-Dec-1992    13-Dec-2009 (2-0 vs Rwanda)
    37 Kerry Skepple                 Antigua & Barbuda 16y%%       25-Nov-1980      -Nov-1997 (1-1 vs Dominica)%%
    38 Keo Sokngon                   Cambodia          16y 363d    30-Apr-1992    28-Apr-2009 (2-1 vs Macao)
    39 Claude Nahimana               Burundi           17y   4d    13-Dec-1987    17-Dec-2004 (2-1 vs Zanzibar)
    40 Jean Kaltack                  Vanuatu           17y   8d    19-Aug-1994    27-Aug-2011 (5-1 vs Tuvalu)@
    41 Faisal Ad-Dakheel             Kuwait            17y  20d    13-Aug-1957     2-Sep-1974 (3-2 vs Thailand)
    42 Imre Schlosser                Hungary           17y  24d    11-Oct-1889     4-Nov-1906 (3-1 vs Austria)
    43 Soe Lin Tun                   Myanmar           17y  25d    22-Nov-1985    17-Dec-2002 (6-1 vs Philippines)
    44 Paul Van Himst                Belgium           17y  28d     2-Oct-1943    30-Oct-1960 (2-1 vs Hungary)
    45 Josh McCulloch                Alderney          17y  32d    25-May-1994    26-Jun-2011 (1-6 vs Gibraltar)
    46 Nuri Şahin                    Turkey            17y  33d     5-Sep-1988     8-Oct-2005 (2-1 vs Germany)
     ? Davidson Ngawaeramo           Solomon Islands   16-17y@@    1962/1963       7-Sep-1979 (3-1 vs New Caledonia)
    48 Zaw Htaik (or Htike)          Myanmar           17y  35d    28-Jul-1983     1-Sep-2000 (1-1 vs Taiwan)
    49 Henry Nwosu                   Nigeria           17y  39d    14-Jun-1963    23-Jul-1980 (1-1 vs Czechoslovakia Olympic)
    50 Loi Wai Hong                  Macao             17y  53d    17-Jan-1992    11-Mar-2009 (6-1 vs Northern Marianas)
    51 Femi Opabunmi                 Nigeria           17y  62d     3-Mar-1985     4-May-2002 (3-0 vs Kenya)
    52 Youssouf Fofana               Ivory Coast       17y  64d    26-Jul-1966    28-Sep-1983 (3-0 vs Togo)&
    53 Komlan Amewou                 Togo              17y  70d    15-Dec-1983    23-Feb-2001 (3-3 vs Libya)
    54 Jan van Breda Kolff           Netherlands       17y  74d    18-Jan-1894     2-Apr-1911 (3-1 vs Belgium)
    55 Lantame Sakibou Ouadja        Togo              17y  77d    28-Aug-1977    13-Nov-1994 (1-1 vs Tunisia)
    56 Gareth Bale                   Wales             17y  83d    16-Jul-1989     7-Oct-2006 (1-5 vs Slovakia)
    57 John Lambie                   Scotland          17y  92d    18-Dec-1868    20-Mar-1886 (7-2 vs Ireland)
    58 Joey Morling                  Ellan Vannin      17y  93d     3-Jan-1997     6-Apr-2014 (10-0 vs Monaco)
    59 Sengphet Thongphachan         Laos              17y  96d     9-Jul-1987    13-Oct-2004 (2-3 vs Jordan)
    60 George Gaukrodger             Ireland           17y  99d     7-Dec-1877    16-Mar-1895 (2-2 vs Wales)
    
     * FIFA list Saqr's birth date as 8-Nov-1918; other variations given include 14-Apr-1918 and 14-Apr-1922.
    ** Pérez was aged between 14y 194d and 15y 193d.  This match is not generally considered as a full international.
     + Stepp was aged between 15y 251d and 15y 365d.
    ++ Horváth scored two goals in this match.
     ^ Various spelling variations exist. Birth date as above from CAF documents; alternatively given as 31-Dec-1997.
       The above match was a friendly between "CHAN" teams (restricted to domestically based players).
    ^^ Musonda's birth date is also given as 7-Mar-1967.
     # Lambo may also have scored earlier on 12-Oct-1990 (7-1 vs Mauritania), aged 14y 151d if his birth-date is accurate.
    ## own-goal.
     $ Zongo scored two goals in this match.
    $$ Ar-Riyami was aged between 16y 50d and 16y 330d.
     % Masina's birth-date is also given as 3-Apr-1983, which if correct means he was aged 16y 36d.
    %% The precise date of the match is unknown.  It was before 22-Nov-1997, so Skepple was aged between 16y 341d and 16y 361d.  
     @ Kaltack scored four goals in this match.
    @@ Ngawaeramo was aged between 16y 35d and 17y 34d.
     & Fofana scored two goals in this match, and may have scored in earlier matches.
    
    
    Unconfirmed cases:
       José Brachi                   Uruguay           13-15y*     1893-94*       13-Sep-1908 (1-2 vs Argentina)
       Mfanzile Dlamini**            Swaziland         15y 165d    18-Feb-1983     2-Aug-1998 (1-2 vs Madagascar)
    
     * Brachi's birth-year is unconfirmed but is given by one source as 1894, which if correct would mean
       that he was aged between 13y 257d and 14y 256d.  Another source gives 1893 (so aged between 14y 257d and 15y 256d).
    ** Potential confusion with other players named Dlamini.
    
    
    

    About this document

    With thanks to Khaled Abul-Oyoun, Mark Cruickshank, Ken Knight, Ed Stubbs, John Treleven, and Perry Menexis.

    The authors are also very grateful for the kind assistance of Gail Newsham for information on the Dick, Kerr's players.

    In addition, thanks are due to the players of the Northern Mariana Islands who responded to confirm their details: Wesley Bogdan, Dr Vince Stravino, Joel Fruit (via his father Cameron Fruit), Bruce Berline, and Greg Elliott.

    Prepared and maintained by Neil Morrison, Luca Gandini, 'Kaizeler', and Eric Villante for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

    Authors: Neil Morrison (nfm24(at)cantab.net), Luca Gandini, 'Kaizeler', and Eric Villante
    Last updated: 17 Apr 2014

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