Top 10 Oldest Goalkeepers Who Are Still Playing

10. Roman Weidenfeller (36 years old)

 Roman Weidenfeller Goalkeeper Skills
Dortmund have been in a terrific form since the past few years, and a major player in the present Dortmund squad is the 36 years old goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller. Playing since 2002 for the club, the goalkeeper from Diez has made more than 350 appearances for the football club and has even won 5 international caps for Germany. At November 19, 2013, in a match against England at Wembley, Weidenfeller beacme the oldest player to debut in an international fixture for Germany. He made his only competitive appearance against Gibraltar in the qualifying stages of Euro 2016. He is also a world cup winner (2014, Germany).

9. Roberto Volpato Netto (37 years old)

 Roberto Volpato Netto Goalkeeper Skills
 Roberto Volpato Netto Goalkeeper Skills
Roberto Volpato Neto, at 37 years of age, is the youngest player in our countdown. The Brazilian goalkeeper currently plays for Mumbai FC and began his career at 1992 with Criciuma. Born in July 1, 1979 in Orleans, Volpato Neto has played for many clubs in his career and spent most time of his career with Ponte Preta, where he made 100+ appearances for the club across two years. Over the course of 37 years of his life, he has played for 15 different clubs! He was signed by Mumbai City FC at 2016. He has played for clubs in countries such as Portugal, Brazil and Greece.

8. Dani Mallo (37 years old)

Dani Mallo Goalkeeper Skills
Dani Mallo Goalkeeper Skills
Playing for Atletico De Kolkata, Dani Mallo is a Spanish goalkeeper. He began his career at Deportivo, but managed to grab only 85 appearances for the club. His longest ever spell in a senior squad was with Girona FC, which is a team that plays in 2nd division of Spanish league hierarchy. The Cambre Municipal ground, is named after the 37 year old goalkeeper. He was an important member of the Falkrik squad that went on to play in the semi finals of the domestic league cup of Scotland and also played in the finals of the Scottish Cup.

7. Tim Howard (37 years old)

 Tim Howard Goalkeeper Skills
 Tim Howard Goalkeeper Skills
Tim Howard has been a long serving goalkeeper for Everton before moving to America to play in his country. An American by nationality, Tim Howard began his early senior footballing days with North Jersey Imperials, But has also played for Manchester United in his career, where he was seen as a second choice goalkeeper to Edwin Van Der Saar. He currently plays for Colorado Rapids and has more than 100 caps with USA. The goalie is supposedly diagnosed with OCD. He spent most of his playing days with Everton, where he was handed over the #1 jersey. Throughout his entire life, Howard managed to score as a goal with Everton!

6. Julio Cesar (37 years old)

Julio Cesar Goalkeeper Skills
Julio Cesar  Goalkeeper Skills
Julio Cesar was once considered as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, and even though he might be 37 years of age, it would be only fair to rule out the possibility of him retiring in near future. Cesar was also an important member of the international Brazilian squad that went to play in the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals. However, the team lost to Germany in the semi finals after a 7 goal thrashing. That however didn’t mean that Cesar was in a bad form of his career, because he pulled of some terrific saves in the tournament.

5. Gianluigi Buffon (38 years)

 Gianluigi Buffon Goalkeeper Skills
 Gianluigi Buffon Goalkeeper Skills
Considered to be one of the best goalkeepers of the world, and a legend in Italian football is Gianluigi Buffon. He’s like the 6″ wall that doesn’t allows you to score goals. Buffon was a vital player in the 2006 Italian side that went on to win the World Cup in Germany. Buffon, at 38 years of age, is still considered by many to be in his good form. Considering that the World Cup is only almost a year and half away, it would be fair to say that we still have some time remaining to see him in international colors. The Juventus #1 comes at the 6th spot in our countdown.

4. Noel Valladares (39 Years)

 Noel Valladares Goalkeeper Skills
 Noel Valladares Goalkeeper Skills
Noel Eduardo Valladares Bonilla isn’t the tallest goalkeeper in this countdown, but amazingly, he’s only second to Buffon in terms of making the most number of appearances. Combined, his total appearances till date crosses the 600 mark! A player from Honduras, he has made 368 appearances for Motagua, which is a football club from Honduras and 427 appearances for Olimpia, which is the most successful football club in Honduras, in terms of both domestic and international statistics! He had won the Best Goalkeeper Award of Liga Profesional de Honduras for 3 times. He was also, the Man of the Match in a World Cup tie against Switzerland in 2010.

3. Gabor Kiraly (40 Years)

Gabor Kiraly Goalkeeper Skills
Gabor Kiraly  Goalkeeper Skills
At 40 years of age, Gabor Kiraly is the 3rd most oldest goalkeeper in modern days. He was an important part of the squad that played in Euro 2016 with Hungary, and in fact, he has earned 108 caps for the football team! He has played for many clubs, some of which are West Ham, Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Fulham. However, he played the most number of matches for Hertha BSC, earning almost 200 appearances for the club. Throughout his footballing career, the striking thing about this goalkeeper was that he never wears shorts, and till date, prefers to wear just a pair of track-pants in football matches.

2. Shay Given (40 years)

Shay Given Goalkeeper Skills
Shay Given Goalkeeper Skills
Shay Given is perhaps the oldest and the most recognized goalkeeper in England at the moment, and the player has played for many clubs such as Manchester City, Newcastle and currently plays with Stoke City. He’s an important member of the squad, if not a regular, since he’s been acting as a pundit to the young goalkeeper Jack Butland. Given has pulled off many acrobatic saves in his career and while he’s considered to be no longer in his prime, Shay Given surely has it in him to rise to the occasion when his team requires the most. He comes at the 2nd spot in our countdown.
1. Mark Schwarzer (44 years)
 Mark Schwarzer Goalkeeper Skills
 Mark Schwarzer Goalkeeper Skills

 

At 44 years of age, Mark Schwarzer is the oldest goalkeeper to play football in modern times. He was the best goalkeeper for Fulham since mid 2000 and has been in a good form even at this age. He spent most part of his footballing career playing with Middlesbrough, making 367 appearances for the team across an 11 year career. Playing as a goalkeeper since 26 years now, Schwarzer has attained tremendous amount of experience and Leicester City made a good decision to bring him to the team. He has also played for Chelsea, but managed to get just 4 appearances for the club.

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