World’s oldest international goalkeeper joins Saudi league

In a message posted on Thursday, El Hadary called this a new milestone in his career and prayed for his success and that of his team. (AP)

Veteran goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, 44, has taken to Twitter to announce a new move to the Altaawoun Club of Saudi Arabia.

In a message posted on Thursday, Egyptian El Hadary called this a new milestone in his career and prayed for his success and that of his team.

Earlier this year, the 44-year-old goalkeeper starred in the African Cup of Nations in Gabon and led the Egyptian team to the final to become the oldest goalkeeper to participate in the African championship in history.

Also read: Egypt’s Essam El-Hadary, a living legend

El Hadary was part of the Egyptian team which won the Nations Cup in Burkina Faso in 1998 and again sat on the bench in 2000. He played at the 2002 finals and again from 2006 to 2010, when Egypt won three back-to-back titles.

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