43-year-old stopper calls time on his long career after Colombia bow out in Brazil.
Colombian goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon, who became the oldest ever player to feature at the FIFA World Cup last month, has retired from football.
The 43-year-old came off the bench for the final five minutes of Colombia’s 4-1 win over Japan in their final Group C match.
It was Mondragon’s 56th senior international cap and it came over 20 years after he earned his first.
Mondragon, who played for Real Zaragoza, Independiente, Metz, Galatasaray and FC Koln during his club career, was an unused substitute as Colombia beat Uruguay 2-0 in the round of 16.
He also warmed the bench on Friday night as Colombia bowed out of the tournament with a 2-1 defeat to hosts Brazil.
After the match he posted the below picture to Instagram, along with the message: “I can’t ask for more of God and life to end my career with the honour of belonging to this group of warriors, brothers, the best human group and the best team to which I belonged in my 24 years of career. SIMPLY THANKS.”