The legendary Dino Zoff lifts the World Cup in 1982.
Roger Milla may have been 42 when he became the oldest player in World Cup history but Italy’s Dino Zoff, at 40
years, four months and 13 days, is the oldest player to actually lift the famed trophy.
The legendary goalkeeper was captain of the Azzurri when they arrived at the 1982 World Cup, having previously been involved in the ’74 and ’78 instalments.
But Espana ’82 was to prove a fitting swansong for one of the greatest ‘keepers of all-time, leading his side past defending champions Argentina and a Brazil side featuring Zico, Falcao and Socrates, en route to beating West Germany 3-1 in the Final.
Zoff appeared 112 times for the national side and also holds the record for the longest playing time without conceding in international tournaments (1142 minutes) set between 1972 and 1974.