Mexican soccer legend Antonio Carbajal, the primary footballer to play at 5 World Cups, has died aged 93.
Referred to as El Cinco Copas after his achievement, he performed on the Brazil 1950, Switzerland 1954, Sweden 1958, Chile 1962 and England 1966 World Cups.
Carbajal held the file alone for 32 years till it was equalled by Germany’s Lothar Matthaus in 1998.
He received 48 caps for his nation, 11 of which got here at World Cups, along with 409 appearances at membership stage.
The vast majority of his 18-year enjoying profession was spent at Mexican facet Membership Leon, the place he performed 364 video games throughout a 16-year keep.
The membership mentioned it could open the doorways to its stadium on Thursday to permit followers to pay their respects to “La Tota” within the firm of his household.
“Don Antonio, legends by no means die,” the membership mentioned.
“We are going to at all times observe your hand. It’s an honour to be your crew.”
The membership informed supporters: “With honour, respect and love, to illustrate our final goodbye to the emerald legend.”
In complete, 5 gamers have matched Carbajal’s historic achievement of enjoying at 5 World Cups – together with two of his compatriots.
Mexico midfielder Andres Guardado each performed at their fifth World Cups in Qatar final 12 months, as did Argentina legend Lionel Messi and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
Rafael Marquez grew to become the second Mexico participant to take action in 2018.
Fifa president Gianni Infantino mentioned: “It was with nice unhappiness that we realized of the passing of Antonio Carbajal, the primary participant to star in 5 Fifa World Cups.
“I ship our most honest condolences to his household and to all of the Mexican followers who mourn his loss.”