Picture : Lee Casciaro leads the ranking.
Casciaro and Ibrahimović: new oldest players in Euro history
In the March qualifiers of Euro 2024, two players at once have beaten the long-term record for oldest age to play in a game of European championship (including both final and qualification stages).
This record stood for almost 40 years and belonged to Dino Zoff who has played at the age of 41 years 90 days in a qualifier vs Sweden (0-2) on 29 May 1983.
Zlatan Ibrahimović overcame Zoff having appeared for Sweden at 41 years 172 days old in the game vs Belgium as a 73rd minute sub.
However, he failed to become the new recordsman (at least now) because Gibraltar fielded at the same time Lee Casciaro who is 4 days older than Zlatan.
Casciaro, a policeman by profession, managed to hold two almost full qualifiers (he was subbed in the dying minutes both times) in 4 days. He got on top of the ranking being 41 years 170 days old.
They both, Ibrahimović and Casciaro, are strikers. Some unusual thing, given that the age rankings are usually topped by goalkeepers.
|1||Lee Casciaro||Gibraltar||41-179||Netherlands (0:3)||27/03/2023|
|2||Zlatan Ibrahimović||Sweden||41-172||Belgium (0:3)||24/03/2023|
|3||Dino Zoff||Italy||41-090||Sweden (0:2)||29/05/1983|
|4||Mario Frick||Liechtenstein||41-035||Austria (0:3)||12/10/2015|
|5||Jákup Mikkelsen||Faroe Islands||40-359||Northern Ireland (0:4)||10/08/2011|
|6||Juli Sánchez Soto||Andorra||40-356||France (0:4)||11/06/2019|
|7||Roman Berezovski||Armenia||40-312||Portugal (2:3)||13/06/2015|
|8||Serghei Stroenco||Moldova||40-237||Malta (3:2)||17/10/2007|
|9||Gábor Király||Hungary||40-086||Belgium (0:4)||26/06/2016|
|10||Jim Leighton||Scotland||40-078||Estonia (3:2)||10/10/1998|
|11||Maik Taylor||Northern Ireland||40-037||Italy (0:3)||11/10/2011|