2014 World Cup: 6 Oldest Goalkeepers

Oldest Goalkeepers in the 2014 World Cup

Oldest World Cup Goalkeepers
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One of the first things mentioned after Iker Casillas' less-than-stellar performance against Netherlands was his age. People began questioning the 30-year-old and his physical capabilities, but there has to be a lot more to it. The truth is Iker Casillas is not even in the top 20 of the oldest goalkeepers in the World Cup; there are many older than him. These are the top 6 oldest goalkeepers.

6. Mickael Landreau

Mickael Landreau Oldest World Cup Goalkeepers
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6. Mickael Landreau

Mickael Landreau Oldest World Cup Goalkeepers

Mickael Landreau is 35 years old and tends goal for France. He is not the starting goalkeeper -- captian Hugo Lloris is -- but he is still good enough to make a call up. The Bastia goalkeeper has made 11 caps for France, but unfortunately may not see the pitch in Brazil.

5. Tim Howard

Tim Howard Oldest World Cup Goalkeepers
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5. Tim Howard

Tim Howard Oldest World Cup Goalkeepers

Tim Howard is also 35 and is the US National Team's starting goalkeeper. Howard is Everton's star goalkeeper as well, and he is one of the best goalkeepers in the World Cup. He has already stated that this World Cup will be his last and is set to retire with Everton in 2018.

4. Stipe Pletikosa

Stipe Pletikosa Oldest World Cup Goalkeepers
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4. Stipe Pletikosa

Stipe Pletikosa Oldest World Cup Goalkeepers

Stipe Pletikosa is 35 years old and Croatia's starting goalkeeper. He has an impressive 112 caps with the team, and usually does a great job of tending the net. Croatia already kicked off its World Cup campaign against Brazil in a match full of controversial calls, but Pletikosa still has two more matches to fully showcase his skills.

3. Gianluigi Buffon

Gianluigi Buffon Oldest World Cup Goalkeepers
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3. Gianluigi Buffon

Gianluigi Buffon Oldest World Cup Goalkeepers

Gianluigi Buffon is 36 years old and has already announced his international retirement after the World Cup. Unfortunately, Buffon did not get to play during Italy's opener against England because he was benched from injury. Hopefully, Italy continues to win and Buffon gets to join his teammates in their World Cup campaign.

2. Noel Valladares

Noel Valladares Oldest World Cup Goalkeepers
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2. Noel Valladares

Noel Valladares Oldest World Cup Goalkeepers

Noel Valldares is 37 years old and is Honduras's starting goalkeeper. He played with his team in their opener against France, but it was too hard to keep France away from the net. It was not Valladares' fault, because it's hard to keep a defense strong when a team is a man down.

1. Faryd Mondragon

Faryd Mondragon Oldest World Cup Goalkeepers
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1. Faryd Mondragon

Faryd Mondragon Oldest World Cup Goalkeepers

Faryd Mondragon is not only the oldest goalkeeper in the World Cup but the oldest player of any position. Mondragon is 42 and tends the net for Colombia. He still plays incredibly well, and luckily his team is just as good. Colombia's 2014 World Cup debut ended with a 3-0 win over Greece.

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