Faryd Mondragón

Retired Colombian footballer

Faryd Camilo Mondragón Alí is a retired Colombian footballer who was the Colombian national team’s goalkeeper from 1993-2014.

Since his debut in 1993, he has played over 50 times for the Colombian national team, making him alongside Mario Yepes the last active members of the original 1990s golden generation of Colombian football. He was named in the Colombian squads for the 1992 Olympics, two Copa América tournaments, two CONCACAF Gold Cups, and the World Cups of 1994, 1998 and 2014. On 24 June 2014, Mondragón made history by becoming the oldest player to play a FIFA World Cup match at the age of 43 years and 3 days, before retiring after Colombia was eliminated in Quarter-Finals.

Mondragón also played for European clubs Galatasaray, Istanbul and CF Koln as well as American club Philadelphia Union. He won two Süper Lig titles in 2002 and 2006 and was selected Player of the week in the Champions League two times.