Egypt Football: World Cup’s Oldest Player, Essam El-Hadary Retires

Essam El-Hadary, who won four Africa Cup of Nations and made his debut for Egypt in 1996, has finally decided to retire from Egypt’s international football team.

El-Hadary first rose to prominence with Cairo club Al-Ahly and from that point forward, he has moved towards becoming something of a soccer traveler, playing for several clubs in Egypt, Sudan and Saudi Arabia.

The Egyptian represented his nation a total of 159 times and his participation at the World Cup 2018, allowed him to become the oldest man to play in a World Cup ever.

The last match that he played was against Saudi Arabia at the World Cup 2018 in Russia. Although, Egypt lost the match by 2-1, the 45-year-old saved a penalty in that match, thus showing his commitment for his country at even such an old age.

El-Hadary posted an official message about his retirement on his facebook page. Have a look:

His retirement is only limited to his international team as El Hadary will keep on playing for his Egyptian club Ismaili.


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