Picture : Giogios Koudas, Captain of Greece National Team (here with Johan Cruijff), was 48 years and 301 days old at his last international match.

All-time oldest international players: Ronnie Brunswijk now on top 

We publish the ranking of the oldest footballers in the world of all time to take part in international matches (for a national team or for a club). Since September 22 of this year, it is headed by Ronnie Brunswijk who played for Inter Moengotapoe from Suriname in the match of CONCACAF League at the age of 60 years 198 days (see our yesterday’s publication).
Brunswijk surpassed by far the previous record of George Weah who played in 2018 in a friendly match for Liberia when he was almost 52 year old.

Interestingly, Weah (Picture) set the record in the status of president of his country, and Brunswick in the status of vice-president.
Among 15 players who have played internationally at the age of 45+, only Brunswick has done it at the club level. The other 14 did it at the national team level.

 PlayerPos.AgeCountryTeamGame DateRival (score)Tourn.Min.
1Ronnie Brunswijk F60-198SurinameInter Moengotapoe 22/09/2021Olimpia Tegucigalpa (0:6)COL54
2George WeahF51-345LiberiaNT11/09/2018Nigeria (1:2)Fr78
3Giorgos KoudasM48-301    GreeceNT20/09/1995Yugoslavia (0:2)Fr24
4James DebbahF48-271LiberiaNT11/09/2018Nigeria (1:2)Fr57
5Dady AristideF48-129Turks & CaicosNT13/10/2018Guyana (0:8)CNL72
6McDonald Taylor Sr.D46-217US Virgin Islands NT31/03/2004St Kitts & Nevis (0:7)WCQ90
7Kenny DyerM46-033Montserrat NT10/10/2010St Kitts & Nevis (0:4)CCF90
8Christopher BryanD45-293Turks & Caicos    NT06/09/2006Bahamas (2:3)CCQ90
9Desire ButlerG45-248British Virgin IslandsNT09/09/2012Montserrat (0:7)CCQ90
10Billy MeredithF45-229WalesNT15/03/1920England (2:1)BHC90
11Essam El HadaryG45-161EgyptNT25/06/2018Saudi Arabia (1:2)WC74
12James Slattery M45-150Turks & CaicosNT21/02/2004Haiti (0:2)WCQ10
13Euclid BertrandD45-118DominicaNT18/11/2019St Vincent & Grenadines (1:0)CNL7
14César CuetoM45-079PerúNT24/08/1997Colombia (2:1)Fr?
15Vasilis HatzipanagisM45-049GreeceNT14/12/1999Ghana (1:1)Fr20


NT – National Team
Fr – Friendly
WC – World Cup
WCQ – World Cup Qualification
CNL – Caribbean Nation League
CCQ – Caribbean Cup Qualification
CCF – Caribbean Cup Finals
BHC - British Home Championship