Quiz! Can you name the youngest and oldest World Cup scorers since 1998?

Gavi of Spain and Pepe of Portugal pose during the official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 portrait session on November 19, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.
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You have 10 minutes to tell us the 20 youngest and 20 oldest World Cup scorers since 1998.

Remember to tweet your scores @FourFourTwo (opens in new tab), and challenge some friends while you're at it.

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In 1958, Pele would become the youngest World Cup scorer ever, striking at his first tournament at the age of just 17. Years later, Roger Milla would become the oldest World Cup scorer at 42 years old. 

You could fit a lifetime in between those ages. The average footballer could feasibly and realistically aim to make four World Cup tournaments – even then, that's ambitious – but if the same person wants to break both Pele's and Milla's records (and play in every World Cup in between)… they'd have to play in eight whole World Cups. 

Eight. And that's without Arsene Wenger's proposal for tournaments every two years. Since 1998, the bar isn't quite so extreme – meaning the record for the youngest and oldest since '98 has been broken in 2022. 

We've listed out those at either end of the spectrum. Can you name the top 20 for each?


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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.