Antonio Carbajal Death: Record-breaking World Cup goalkeeper Antonio Carbajal dies aged 93 | Football News

Former Mexican Guardian Antonio CarbajalThe first footballer to play in five World Cups has died at the age of 93, local media reported on Tuesday.
“Tota”, as Carbajal was called, appeared in goal for Mexico at the World Cups in Brazil 1950, Switzerland 1954, Sweden 1958, Chile 1962 and England 1966, in which he made 11 caps for his country.
Carbajal held the record of five World Cups for 32 years until 1998 when German midfielder Lothar Matthaus hit the mark.
Carbajal’s compatriots Rafael Marquez and Andres Guardado, as well as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have also equaled his record.
Although Carbajal said he was scouted by Real Madrid between 1950 and 1954, the Mexican never left his domestic league and played most of his career in his hometown with Club Leon.


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