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LIBERIA: FIFA Can’t Confirm If Weah Is The Oldest International Footballer

By Published September 13, 2018

Football's world governing body says the claim that Weah has become the oldest player, male or female, to play in the national team of a Fifa member cannot be ascertained.

Liberia president and former world footballer of the year George Weah made a surprise return to international football last week at the age of 51 in a friendly against Super Eagles of Nigeria in Monrovia.

The President’s number 14 jersey was also formally retired after the match in honour of President George Weah who played 79 minutes in the game won by 2-1 in favour of Nigeria.

Unsurprisingly, the 51-year-old who last played for Liberia 16 years ago struggled to make an impression on the match but left the pitch to a standing ovation from the crowd.

World football governing body (FIFA) could not confirm if Weah made history as the oldest international footballer. "We cannot confirm this since our historical records do not include every international friendly that has taken place."

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