He had to wait a long time, now the time has finally come: Alberto Cifuentes played his first match in the Primera Division. At 41 years and 114 days, the Cadiz goalkeeper is the oldest debutant in the history of the league.
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Alberto Cifuentes has secured a place in the annals of Spanish football. The FC Cadiz goalkeeper made his first division debut against Huesca – at the age of 41 years and 114 days.
Goalkeeper Alberto Cifuentes wrote Spanish football history on match day two of the Primera Division. The FC Cadiz team captain came with the newcomer’s 2-0 (1-0) victory over co-promoted SD Huesca with exactly 41 years and 114 days ahead of the first first division of his long career. An elderly professional never made his debut in this competition.
“I have worked towards it my whole career. Now you can see that despite being older you can still achieve important goals in the sport,” Cifuentes said after his debut, not conceding. The goalkeeper has been under contract with Cadiz since 2015, it is the 12th professional post of the 1.89 m tall goalkeeper.