Atiba Hutchinson has gone down in history For a double reason. For being Canada’s captain in a World Cup comeback 36 years after his debut in Mexico and for being the oldest field player to debut in the Finals at 39 years, nine months, and 15 days.
This data is interesting because It has surpassed an old record from 1958 And it was in force Ángel Labruna who was 39 years, eight months and 19 days old in that disastrous match in Sweden where Argentina lost to Czechoslovakia. 6-1. The result is one of the worst humiliations for a double world champion.
Labrona is considered one of the best Argentine players ever.. Between the 1940s and 1950s he was part of River Plate’s unforgettable front line that is still recited by heart: Muñoz, Moreno, Pedernera, Labrona and Lusto. He was a good marksman as well as superstitious. He never knew how to cross lime lines with his left foot.
Hutchinson is one of the pioneers of Canadian football growing up and competing with the stars of this country’s sports such as ice hockey, skiing or basketball. The son of parents from Trinidad and Tobago, he is an avid supporter of Manchester United. Initially his plan was to be able to play for his parents’ Caribbean country. But Canada claimed him. Today he is the main player in Besiktas Istanbul.
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This is not the only record of the Canadian. Hutchinson entered the franchise’s list of the 10 oldest players in the World Cup. There are eight goalkeepers and three outfield players. The first and outstanding leader is The gifts. The Egyptian goalkeeper participated in the 2018 Russia Finals at the age of 45 years and 161 days. He is being followed by another goalkeeper, Fred Mondragon (Colombia, 43 years and 3 days). Third on the list Roger Milla, first field player at the age of 42 years and 39 days. The rest are goalkeepers. Jenning (Northern Ireland with 41), Peter Shilton (England) 40 years and 292 days), Dino Zoff (Italy 40 years and 133 days), Boomnigel (Tunisia 40 years and 71 days), Leighton (Scotland) with 39 years and 334 days), David James (England 39 years 330 days) and in tenth place is Hutchinson. Labrona moves to the eleventh number.
Canada made its first appearance in these finals with a defeat to mighty BelgiumRather, it gives an interesting image and deserves a better result. She was weighed down by the punishment Courtois owed to Alfonso Davies. However, having shown that qualifying as CONCACAF captain ahead of theoretically more powerful soccer nations such as Mexico, the United States, Costa Rica and Honduras is indicative of the advancement of soccer in this North American country.