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:
Twitter Reactions On His Retirement
Essam El-Hadary – who played in goal for Egypt at the World Cup at the age of 45 – has announced his international retirement.
Amazing career… 4 time Africa Cup on Nations winner and – finally – this year a World Cup appearance.
— John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) August 6, 2018
Egypt’s record-breaking keeper El-Hadary retires aged 45 El Hadary, nicknamed “High Dam,” won 159 caps for his country during a 22-year international career.Veteran Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary retires from international duty after breaking the record for an oldest player pic.twitter.com/q2XENb4CXq
— Mohamed Jibiil Mohamed (@mohamedjibra202) August 7, 2018
The Legendary goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary announced his retirement from football, aged 45.
He made these records at the World Cup in Russia:
? Oldest player to play in a World Cup
? Oldest player to debut at a World Cup
? Oldest player to save a pen… pic.twitter.com/5gKVpwyhFI
— AccumulatorON (@AccumulatorOn) August 7, 2018
Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary, who this year set the record as the oldest player to feature at a World Cup, has retired from international football. The 45-year-old who made his debut in 1996 has played 159 times for his country and won 4 Africa Cup of Nations. pic.twitter.com/JTNHUDFY9r
— Sports Broadcasting Limited (@SBL_UG) August 7, 2018
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