Faryd Mondragon of Colombia issues instructions during the international friendly match between Belgium and Colombia at King Badouin stadium on November 14, 2013 in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)
At 43 years old, Colombian goalkeeper Faryd MondragÃ³n became the oldest player to ever play in aÂ World CupÂ when heÂ enteredÂ Colombia'sÂ match against Japan on Tuesday in the 85th minute with his team securely ahead 3-1.
In what would become a 4-1 win, he broke the record set byCameroon'sÂ Roger Milla at the 1994 World Cup in the United States.
When Milla took the field in 1994, he wasÂ 42 years, one month and eight days old. MondragÃ³n, who turned 43 on June 21, eclipsed the record by nearly a year.
MondragÃ³n was an unused sub at the 1994 World Cup, but played in all three group stage matches for Colombia in 1998. WhenÂ Los CafeterosÂ qualified for World Cup in 2014 for the first time in 16 years, MondragÃ³n was named as one of the team's goalkeepers.
MondragÃ³n began his professional career in 1990 with Deportivo Cali in Colombia, and has played inÂ Paraguay,Â Argentina,Â Spain,Â France,Â Turkey,Â GermanyÂ and with the Philadelphia Union in MLS.
He returned to Deportivo Cali in 2012.
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