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Players Index

England's Oldest Debutants

Youngest Players
Oldest Players
Oldest Debutants

over the age of 30 years

Plyr
No.

Player
 Club

Birthdate Match Date Opponent Age
12 Alec Morten - GK
 Crystal Palace
1831 or 1832 8 March 1873 Scotland 41 - 42 yrs. ? days
700 Leslie Compton
 Arsenal
12 September 1912 12 November 1950 Wales 38 yrs. 64 days
433 Ted Taylor - GK
 Huddersfield Town
7 March 1887 21 October 1922 Ireland 35 yrs. 228 days
495 Frank Hudspeth
 
Newcastle United
20 April 1890 24 October 1925 Ireland 35 yrs. 187 days
608 Jackie Bestall
 
Grimsby Town
24 June 1900 6 February 1935 Ireland 34 yrs. 227 days
426 Teddy Davison - GK
 
The Wednesday
2 September 1887 13 March 1922 Wales 34 yrs. 192 days
559 Jack Crawford
 
Chelsea
26 September 1896 28 March 1931 Scotland 34 yrs. 183 days
400 Fred Bullock
 
Huddersfield Town
1 July 1886 23 October 1920 Ireland 34 yrs. 114 days
399 Dicky Downs
 
Everton
13 August 1886 23 October 1920 Ireland 34 yrs. 71 days
471 Clem Stephenson
 Huddersfield Town
6 February 1890 3 March 1924 Wales 34 yrs. 26 days
434 Jack Harrow
 
Chelsea
8 October 1888 21 October 1922 Ireland 34 yrs. 13 days
455 Jimmy Moore
 
Derby County
11 May 1889 21 May 1923 Sweden 34 yrs. 11 days
385 Jimmy Bagshaw
 
Derby County
25 December 1885 25 October 1919 Ireland 33 yrs. 304 days
468 Ronnie Sewell - GK
 
B
lackburn Rovers
18 July 1890 3 March 1924 Wales 33 yrs. 228 days
421 Jerry Dawson
 
Burnley
18 March 1888 22 October 1921 Ireland 33 yrs. 218 days
1169 Kevin Davies
 Bolton Wanderers
26 March 1977 12 October 2010 Montenegro 33 yrs. 201 days
704 Jim Taylor
 
Fulham
5 November 1917 9 May 1951 Argentina 33 yrs. 185 days
415 Jack Fort
 
Millwall
15 April 1888 21 May 1921 Belgium 33 yrs. 36 days
451 Ernie Williamson - GK
 
The Arsenal
24 May 1890 21 May 1923 Sweden 32 yrs. 362 days
565 John Smith
 Portsmouth
28 October 1898 17 October 1931 Ireland 32 yrs. 354 days
655 Frank Swift - GK
 
Manchester City
24 December 1913 28 September 1946 Ireland 32 yrs. 276 days
297 Alec Leake
 
Aston Villa
11 July 1871 12 March 1904 Ireland 32 yrs. 245 days
671 Jack Howe
 
Derby County
7 October 1915 16 May 1948 Italy 32 yrs. 221 days
443 Jack Tresadern
 West Ham United
26 September 1890 14 April 1923 Scotland 32 yrs. 200 days
395 Ephraim Longworth
 
Liverpool
2 October 1887 10 April 1920 Scotland 32 yrs. 191 days
505 Dick Hill
 Millwall
26 November 1893 24 May 1926 Belgium 32 yrs. 179 days
569 George Shaw
 
West Bromwich Albion
13 October 1899 9 April 1932 Scotland 32 yrs. 179 days
706 Bill Nicholson
 
Tottenham Hotspur
26 January 1919 19 May 1951 Portugal 32 yrs. 113 days
31 Charles Alcock
 Wanderers
2 December 1842 6 March 1875 Scotland 32 yrs. 94 days
540 Joe Peacock
 
Middlesbrough
15 March 1897 9 May 1929 France 32 yrs. 55 days
384 Arthur Knight
 Portsmouth
7 September 1887 25 October 1919 Ireland 32 yrs. 48 days
485 Dick Pym - GK
 
Bolton Wanderers
2 February 1893 28 February 1925 Wales 32 yrs. 26 days
697 Allenby Chilton
 Crystal Palace
15 September 1918 7 October 1950 Ireland 32 yrs. 21 days
461 Harry Pantling
 Sheffield United
1891 20 October 1923 Ireland 31/32
446 Harry Jones
 
Blackburn Rovers
24 May 1891 10 May 1923 France 31 yrs. 351 days
527 Tom Wilson
 Huddersfield Town
16 April 1896 31 March 1928 Scotland 31 yrs. 349 days
480 Harry Healless
 
Blackburn Rovers
10 February 1893 22 October 1924 Ireland 31 yrs. 255 days
707 Arthur Willis
 
Tottenham Hotspur
2 February 1920 3 October 1951 France 31 yrs. 243 days
731 Syd Owen
 Luton Town
29 September 1922 16 May 1954 Yugoslavia 31 yrs. 229 days
398 Jack Mew - GK
 
Manchester United
30 March 1889 23 October 1920 Ireland 31 yrs. 207 days
1055 Steve Bould
 
Arsenal
16 November 1962 17 May 1994 Greece 31 yrs. 183 days
1191 Leon Osman
 Everton
17 May 1981 14 November 2012 Sweden
1103 Chris Powell
 
Charlton Athletic
8 September 1969 28 February 2001 Spain 31 yrs. 174 days
1054 Kevin Richardson
 Aston Villa
4 December 1962 17 May 1994 Greece 31 yrs. 165 days
445 Jack Alderson - GK
 Crystal Palace
28 November 1891 10 May 1923 France 31 yrs. 163 days
402 E.H. Coleman - GK
 
Dulwich Hamlet
19 October 1889 14 March 1921 Wales 31 yrs. 146 days
376 Frank Buckley
 Derby County
9 November 1883 14 February 1914 Ireland 31 yrs. 97 days
729 Harry Clark
 
Tottenham Hotspur
23 February 1923 3 April 1954 Scotland 31 yrs. 39 days
597 Fred Tilson
 
Tottenham Hotspur
19 April 1903 10 May 1934 Hungary 31 yrs. 21 days
412 Bert Bliss
 
Tottenham Hotspur
29 March 1890 9 April 1921 Scotland 31 yrs. 11 days
498 Syd Puddefoot
 Blackburn Rovers
17 October 1894 24 October 1925 Ireland 31 yrs. 7 days
744 Ken Armstrong
 Chelsea
3 June 1924 2 April 1955 Scotland 30 yrs. 334 days
534 Jack Hacking - GK
 
Oldham Athletic
22 December 1897 22 October 1928 Ireland 30 yrs. 304 days
539 Russell Wainscoat
 
Leeds United
28 July 1898 13 April 1929 Scotland 30 yrs. 259 days
673 Jimmy Hagan
 
Sheffield United
21 January 1918 26 September 1948 Denmark 30 yrs. 249 days
483 Frank Roberts
 Manchester City
3 April 1894 8 December 1924 Belgium 30 yrs. 249 days
1016 Dave Beasant - GK
 Chelsea
20 March 1959 15 November 1989 Italy 30 yrs. 240 days
81 John Hawtrey - GK
 
Remnants & Old Etonians
19 July 1850 26 February 1881 Wales 30 yrs. 222 days
517 Herbert Jones
 Blackburn Rovers
3 September 1896 2 April 1927 Scotland 30 yrs. 211 days
1098 Steve Guppy
 Leicester City
26 March 1969 10 October 1999 Belgium 30 yrs. 195 days
957 Steve Perryman
 
Tottenham Hotspur
21 December 1951 2 June 1982 Iceland 30 yrs. 163 days
550 Maurice Webster
 Middlesbrough
13 November 1899 5 April 1930 Scotland 30 yrs. 143 days
425 Ernie Simms
 Luton Town
23 June 1891 22 October 1921 Ireland 30 yrs. 121 days
482 Jack Butler
 
Arsenal
14 August 1894 8 December 1924 Belgium 30 yrs. 116 days
1130 Alan Thompson
 Glasgow Celtic
22 December 1973 31 March 2004 Sweden 30 yrs. 101 days
409 Harold Gough - GK
 
Sheffield United
31 December 1890 9 April 1921 Scotland 30 yrs. 99 days
699 Lionel Smith
 
Arsenal
23 August 1920 15 November 1950 Wales 30 yrs. 84 days
701 Les Medley
 
Tottenham Hotspur
3 September 1920 15 November 1950 Wales 30 yrs. 73 days
1088 Tim Sherwood
 Blackburn Rovers
4 February 1969 27 March 1999 Poland 30 yrs. 52 days
669 Phil Taylor
 Liverpool
18 September 1917 18 October 1947 Wales 30 yrs. 30 days
1056 Barry Venison
 Newcastle United
16 August 1964 7 September 1994 USA 30 yrs. 23 days
524 Dan Tremelling - GK
 Birmingham City
12 November 1897 28 November 1927 Wales 30 yrs. 16 days
62 Reginald Birkett - GK
 Clapham Rovers
28 March 1849 5 April 1879 Scotland 30 yrs. 8 days
361 Bobby Benson
 
Sheffield United
9 February 1883 15 February 1913 Ireland 30 yrs. 6 days
277 Kelly Houlker
 Blackburn Rovers
27 April 1872 3 May 1902 Scotland 30 yrs. 6 days
549 Alf Strange
 
Sheffield Wednesday
2 April 1900 5 April 1930 Scotland 30 yrs. 3 days

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