Additions or corrections are welcomed by the authors (nfm24(AT)cantab.net) - any potential additional cases should preferably be evidenced.
Player Team Age Birth date Last appearance 1 Tonina 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 237d 25-Feb-1973 30-Oct-2013 (1-1 vs USA) 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) 10 Maria Makowska Poland 39y 123d 25-Jan-1969 28-May-2008 (2-4 vs Austria) Unconfirmed last appearance: Svetlana Novikova Belarus 40-41y 20-Oct-1970 2008-2012 (?)** * 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 on the field for their national team. ** Novikova was a member of the national squad in 2012, but it is unclear when she last played in an official match.
Goal-scorer Team Age Birth date Last goal - Lily Parr England* 45y 108d 26-Apr-1905 12-Aug-1950 (11-1 vs Scotland) - Margaret Thornborough England* 39-41y 1909-1910 22-Jul-1950 (3-1 vs France) 1 Maria Mutola+ Mozambique 38y 318d 27-Oct-1972 10-Sep-2011 (1-7 vs Algeria) 2 Kristine Lilly USA 38y 304d 22-Jul-1971 22-May-2010 (4-0 vs Germany) 3 Charmaine Hooper Canada 38y 185d 15-Jan-1968 18-Jul-2006 (4-2 vs Sweden) 4 Pauline Hamill Scotland 38y 183d 18-Dec-1971 19-Jun-2010 (5-0 vs Bulgaria) 5 Patrizia Panico Italy 38y 58d 8-Feb-1975 7-Apr-2013 (3-1 vs Austria) 6 Carla Couto Portugal 37y 324d 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 Wendi Henderson New Zealand 35y 267d 16-Jul-1971 9-Apr-2007 (6-1 vs Tonga) 9 Andrea Neil Canada 35y 265d 26-Oct-1971 18-Jul-2007 (11-1 vs Jamaica) 10 Katrine Pedersen Denmark 35y 240d 13-Apr-1977 9-Dec-2012 (5-0 vs Mexico) * Dick, Kerr's (Preston) represented England. + The same Maria Mutola who won the Olympic gold medal in the 800 metres in 2000. ^ A São Paulo State selection represented Brazil.
Player Team Age Birth date First appearance 1 Verónica Charlyn Corral Mexico 14y 42d 11-Sep-1991 23-Oct-2005 (0-3 vs USA) 2 Futaba Kioka Japan 14y 197d 22-Nov-1966 7-Jun-1981 (0-1 vs Taiwan) 3 Carolina Morace Italy 14y 270d 5-Feb-1964 1-Nov-1978 (5-0 vs Yugoslavia) 4 Sylvie Vuillaume France 14y 343d 6-Apr-1965 15-Mar-1980 (4-0 vs Switzerland) 5 Akemi Noda Japan 15y 4d 13-Oct-1969 17-Oct-1984 (0-6 vs Italy) 6 Ana Marija Kalamiza Croatia 15y 23d 29-Sep-1991 22-Oct-2006 (3-0 vs Macedonia) 7 Bernardette Constantin France 15y 66d 29-Mar-1963 3-Jun-1978 (1-1 vs Wales) 8 Homare Sawa Japan 15y 91d 6-Sep-1978 6-Dec-1993 (15-0 vs Philippines) 9 Maja Stipančević Croatia 15y 106d 7-May-1994 21-Aug-2009 (1-0 vs Bosnia and Herzegovina) 10 Takako Tezuka Japan 15y 121d 6-Nov-1970 7-Mar-1986 (0-2 vs Chinese Taipei) Unconfirmed first appearance: Joan Burke England* 14-15y 1924/1925 -Aug 1939 (vs Belgium) Lily Parr England* 15y 189d 26-Apr-1905 1-Nov-1920 (2-0 vs France XI)** Unconfirmed birthdate: Michèle Bariset France ~15y + 1958 10-Oct-1973 (4-0 vs Republic of Ireland) Maryse Casella France ~15y ^ 1960 24-May-1975 (0-1 vs Netherlands) * Dick, Kerr's (Preston) represented England. ** Contrary to many modern sources, Lily Parr did not play vs France during the French visit to England in April & May 1920. + 15y 282d or younger. ^ 15y 144d or younger.
Goal-scorer Team Age Birth date First goal 1 Carolina Morace Italy 15y 83d 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) 3 Kara Lang Canada 15y 132d 22-Oct-1986 3-Mar-2002 (4-0 vs Wales) - Joan Whalley England* 15y 225d~ 18-Dec-1921 -Aug-1937 (vs France) 4 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)^ 5 Verónica Charlyn Corral Mexico 15y 306d 11-Sep-1991 14-Jul-2007 (5-0 vs Paraguay) - Mary Lyons England** 15y 321d 2-Sep-1902 20-Jul-1918 (3-2 vs Scotland**) 6 Florence Decoopman France 16y 14d 1-Mar-1964 15-Mar-1980 (4-0 vs Switzerland) 7 Kristine Lilly USA 16y 22d 22-Jul-1971 13-Aug-1987 (1-1 vs China) - Ifeyanichukwu Chiejine Nigeria+ 16y 38d 17-May-1983 24-Jun-1999 (1-7 vs USA) 8 Bernadette Constantin France 16y 44d 29-Mar-1963 12-May-1979 (2-0 vs Belgium) 9 Mpumi Nyandeni South Africa 16y 67d 19-Aug-1987 25-Oct-2003 (11-0 vs Namibia) 10 Claudia Tschöke (née Lübbers) Germany 16y 99d 18-Jun-1978 25-Sep-1994 (11-0 vs Switzerland) Unconfirmed birthdate: Joan Burke England* 14-15y 1924/1925 -Aug 1939 (vs Belgium) Edna Broughton England* 16y -Jun 1947 (vs France) + own-goal * Dick, Kerr's (Preston) represented England. ** North of England vs West of Scotland. ^ Lily Parr scored all five goals in this match.
Player Team Age Birth date Last appearance 1 Barrie Dewsbury Sark 52y 11d 20-Jun-1951 1-Jul-2003 (0-16 vs Greenland) 2 MacDonald Taylor Sr. US Virgin Islands 46y 217d 27-Aug-1957 31-Mar-2004 (0-7 vs St Kitts and Nevis) 3 Billy Meredith Wales 45y 229d 30-Jul-1874 15-Mar-1920 (2-1 vs England) 4 César Cueto Peru 45y 79d 6-Jun-1952 24-Aug-1997 (2-1 vs Colombia) 5 Vasílis Khadzipanayís* Greece 45y 49d 26-Oct-1954 14-Dec-1999 (1-1 vs Ghana) 6 Elisha Scott Northern Ireland 42y 199d 24-Aug-1893 11-Mar-1936 (3-2 vs Wales) 7 Faryd Mondragón Colombia 42y 151d 21-Jun-1971 19-Nov-2013 (0-0 vs Netherlands) 8 Aleksandar Đurić Singapore 42y 132d 12-Aug-1970 22-Dec-2012 (0-1 vs Thailand) 9 Pat Onstad Canada 42y 131d 13-Jan-1968 24-May-2010 (0-5 vs Argentina) 10 Stanley Matthews England 42y 103d 1-Feb-1915 15-May-1957 (4-1 vs Denmark) * 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.
Goal-scorer Team Age Birth date Last goal 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 247d 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 USA) 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 Hossam Hassan Egypt 39y 177d 10-Aug-1966 3-Feb-2006 (4-1 vs DR Congo)
Player Team Age Birth date First appearance 1 Moussa Latoundji Benin 14y 157d 13-Aug-1978 17-Jan-1993 (0-5 vs Tunisia) 2 MacDonald Taylor Jr. US Virgin Islands 14y 193d 22-Mar-1992 1-Oct-2006 (1-6 vs Dominican Republic) 3 Bimal Gharti Magar Nepal 14y 237d 26-Jan-1998 20-Sep-2012 (1-1 vs Bangladesh) 4 Aníbal Zapicán Falco Uruguay 15y 9d 25-Sep-1893 4-Oct-1908 (1-0 vs Argentina) 5 Mohammed Kallon Sierra Leone 15y 62d 6-Oct-1979 7-Jan-1995 (2-0 vs Gambia) 6 Abdel-Karim Saqr Egypt 15y 113d 14-Apr-1921* 5-Aug-1936 (1-3 vs Austria) 7 Samuel Johnston Ireland 15y 153d 18-Sep-1866 18-Feb-1882 (0-13 vs England) 8 Abdoul-Gafar Mamah Togo 15y 183d 24-Aug-1985 23-Feb-2001 (3-3 vs Libya) 9 József Horváth Hungary 15y 188d 25-Sep-1890 1-Apr-1906 (1-1 vs Bohemia) 10 Youssouf Fofana Ivory Coast 15y 204d 26-Jul-1966 15-22 Feb 1982 (West African Cup) Unconfirmed birthdate: José Brachi Uruguay 13-14y 1894 (?) 13-Sep-1908 (1-2 vs Argentina) Davidson Ngawaeramo Solomon Islands 15y** Sep 62-Jul 63 7-Jul-1978 (0-2 vs Papua New Guinea) Souleymane Mamam Togo 15y 320d? 20-Jun-1985^ 6-May-2001 (3-2 vs Zambia) Jonas Okétola Benin 14y 340d 27-Aug-1983+ 2-Aug-1998 (2-1 vs Angola) * FIFA list Saqr's birth date as 8-Nov-1918; other variations given include 14-Apr-1918 and 14-Apr-1922. ** possibly aged just under 15 years (reportedly aged 16 in August 1979). ^ Mamam's birth date is given by FIFA as 30-Jun-1987, which would mean he was aged 13y 310d in this match. + Okétola's birth date according to FIFA (some other sources say he at least ten years older).
Goal-scorer Team Age Birth date First goal 1 Abdel-Karim Saqr Egypt 15y 113d 14-Apr-1921* 5-Aug-1936 (1-3 vs Austria) 2 Samuel Johnston Ireland 15y 160d 18-Sep-1866 25-Feb-1882 (1-7 vs Wales) 3 Mohammed Kallon Sierra Leone 15y 167d 6-Oct-1979 22-Apr-1995 (2-0 vs Congo) 4 Bimal Gharti Magar Nepal 15y 220d 26-Jan-1998 3-Sep-2013 (1-1 vs Pakistan) 5 József Horváth Hungary 16y 12d 25-Sep-1890 7-Oct-1906 (4-4 vs Bohemia)+ 6 Shiva N'Zigou Gabon 16y 91d 24-Oct-1983 23-Jan-2000 (1-3 vs South Africa) 7 André Zakari Lambo Niger 16y 94d 14-May-1976 16-Aug-1992 (2-1 vs Benin) 8 Nii Lamptey Ghana 16y 160d 10-Dec-1974 29-Apr-1991 (2-0 vs Togo) 9 Mamadou Zongo Burkina Faso 16y 180d 8-Oct-1980 6-Apr-1997 (3-4 vs Kenya)^ 10 Włodzimierz Lubański Poland 16y 188d 28-Feb-1947 4-Sep-1963 (9-0 vs Norway) Unconfirmed birthdate: Ryan Stepp Guam 15y 250d~ Aug 80-Dec 80 10-Aug-1996 (2-9 vs Taiwan) Davidson Ngawareamo Solomon Islands 16y ?d Sep 62-Sep 63 7-Sep-1979 (3-1 vs New Caledonia) * FIFA list Saqr's birth date as 8-Nov-1918; other variations given include 14-Apr-1918 and 14-Apr-1922. + Horváth scored two goals in this match. ^ Zongo scored two goals in this match.
With thanks to Khaled Abul-Oyoun, Mark Cruickshank, Ken Knight, and Perry Menexis. The authors are also very grateful for the kind assistance of Gail Newsham for information on the Dick, Kerr's players.
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Authors: Neil Morrison (nfm24(at)cantab.net), Luca Gandini, and 'Kaizeler'
Last updated: 13 Feb 2014
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