Pepe, the new oldest outfielder in UCL

A veteran Portuguese defender Pepe became the oldest outfield player in Champions League history. He appeared for Porto vs Royal Antwerp (4-1) at the age of 40 years 241 days.
Among the 16 players who have played in the Champions League after turning 40, the majority are goalkeepers (9), while there are 7 outfield players.

 PlayerNationalityClubAge GameDate
1PepePortugalPorto40-241 Royal Antwerp 1-425/10/2023
2Alessandro CostacurtaItalyMilan40-211 AEK 0-121/11/2006
3David WeirScotlandRangers40-211 Besiktas 1-107/12/2010
4Ryan GiggsWalesManchester United40-123 Bayern 1-101/04/2014
5Anastasios MitropoulosGreeceOlympiacos40-109 Rosenborg 2-210/12/1997
6Zlatan IbrahimovićSwedenMilan40-065 Liverpool 1-207/12/2021
7DonatoSpainDeportivo40-051 Basel 0-119/02/2003