FIFA 19 Career Mode: Oldest Players

Who are the oldest players in FIFA 19? Here is a look at old players over the age of 40 that are available on the latest edition of Career Mode.

Michael Wicherek by Michael Wicherek

Much emphasis is placed on youth in the modern era, however these over 40s will be on FIFA 19 Career Mode and have something to offer whether it be as a reserve or starter. Despite their relatively short shelf life, these older players are often available on the cheap if they are not retiring therefore lower league managers should take a look at the following list.

For a full list of all the oldest players in FIFA 19, please look at the table at the bottom of this page.

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Oscar Perez (OVR 71)

Age: 45
Position: GK
Club: Pachuca
Country: Mexico
Best Stats: 85 Jumping, 74 GK Reflexes, 73 GK Positioning
Cost: £239,000 (release clause)
Wage: £8,000

Mexican goalkeeper Oscar Perez has made well over 150 appearances for current club Pachuca having been on loan from Cruz Azul since 2013 although Pachuca is his permanent club on FIFA 19. Perez has been a part of two Mexican World Cup squads in 2002 and 2010 and has played 57 times for his country.

The veteran needs his high jumping rating of 85 as he stands at just 5’8” making him the joint shortest goalkeeper in the game. His 71 OVR is available for £239,000 per his release clause but lesser clubs may need to negotiate him down from his £8,000 wages in Career Mode.

Kevin Pilkington (OVR 48)

Age: 44
Position: GK
Club: Cambridge United
Country: England
Best Stats: 56 Composure, 49 GK Positioning, 48 GK Handling
Cost: Free
Wage: £880

Experienced goalkeeper Kevin Pilkington began his career at Manchester United before going on to appear for numerous league clubs including Mansfield Town and Notts County where he enjoyed his most successful period. 44-year-old Pilkington is also the goalkeeping coach at Cambridge United this season.

Pilkington is unlikely to be on many managers transfer lists in Career Mode with just a 48 OVR, however he does offer a cheap reserve option with just £880 wages. He is likely to be available on a free although he has only just joined Cambridge so will not be available in the first transfer window.

Seigo Narazaki (OVR 65)

Age: 42
Position: GK
Club: Nagoya Grampus
Country: Japan
Best Stats: 67 GK Positioning, 65 Jumping, 65 Strength
Cost: £44,000 (release clause)
Wage: £1,000

With over 700 appearances across his professional career, Japanese goalkeeper Seigo Narazaki is a vastly experienced man between the sticks. Having represented Japan for 12 years, Narazaki has also been playing for Nagoya Grampus since 1999 and has become a club legend.

With a 65 OVR Narazaki is still capable of performing for any lower league club although his attributes will decrease due to his age. Any manager looking for a cheap GK option should look at the Japanese shot-stopper as his release clause is just £44,000 and his wages will not break the bank either.

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Benjamin Nivet (OVR 72)

Age: 41
Position: CAM
Club: ES Troyes AC
Country: France
Best Stats: 83 Vision, 82 GK Composure, 77 Short Passing
Cost: Free
Wage: £4,000

Attacking midfielder Benjamin Nivet is the oldest outfield player on FIFA 19 Career Mode and with a 72 OVR he still has something to offer. The 41-year-old scored two goals in 16 appearances last year as ES Troyes AC struggled in Ligue 1 resulting in their relegation.

Nivet’s contract is up at the end of the season and is unlikely to be available to sign. However, any manager looking for a cheap midfield option should look at Nivet as he offers good stats on the ball such as his 77 short passing and ball control. One downside is the midfielder is extremely slow with just 40 pace.

Hussain Omar Sulaimani (OVR 63)

Age: 41
Position: LB
Club: Ohod Club
Country: Saudi Arabia
Best Stats: 92 Aggression, 72 Strength, 71 Crossing
Cost: Free
Wage: £2,000

41-year-old left back Hussein Sulaimani is the second oldest outfield player in FIFA 19 Career Mode, 19 days younger than midfielder Nivet. The Saudi Arabian defender boasts over 130 caps for his country, scoring five goals throughout his international career.

Sulaimani has recently joined Ohod Club and so will not be available in the first transfer window. The left-backs contract is up at the end of the season too and it is likely he will retire, however he may be available for free if negotiated well and is a solid defender with decent 71 crossing ability.

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Mark Tyler (OVR 61)

Age: 41
Position: GK
Club: Peterborough
Country: England
Best Stats: 65 GK Positioning, 64 GK Diving, 58 GK Reflexes
Cost: £31,000 (release clause)
Wage: £968

Mark Tyler is another goalkeeper who acts as goalkeeping coach too having made his move to Peterborough following a successful loan spell in 2016. Tyler’s squad role sees his play time limited, and he has managed just three appearances in his two full seasons for The Posh.

Any manager looking for a solid reserve goalkeeper for a lesser club should look no further than Tyler. His 61 overall includes solid positioning and diving stats and with just a £31,000 release clause and £968 wages he will be easily affordable for any club.

Cristian Munoz (OVR 68)

Age: 41
Position: GK
Club: CD Universidad de Concepcion
Country: Argentina
Best Stats: 73 Jumping, 71 GK Positioning, 68 GK Reflexes
Cost: £71,000 (release clause)
Wage: £1,000

Argentine goalkeeper Cristian Munoz has been plying his trade in Chile since 2005 following his move to Huachipato from Boca Juniors. The 41-year-old is still the number one at his current side Universidad de Concepcion who sit in second place as the Chilean league reaches is final stages with just seven league games left.

Former Argentina under-20 international Munoz is a reliable and affordable option for managers on a budget in FIFA 19 Career Mode. With a £71,000 release clause, he is certainly affordable although his contract is up at the end of the Chilean season and he may retire before you can sign him.

Justo Villar (OVR 77)

Age: 41
Position: GK
Club: Free Agent
Country: Paraguay
Best Stats: 78 GK Positioning, 77 GK Reflexes, 75 GK Handling
Cost: Free
Wage: N/A

Justo Villar announced his retirement at the end of last season and is without a club. He played an international friendly as recently as June for his native Paraguay in a 4-2 defeat to Japan, but his future involvement remains in doubt.

It is unclear how long veteran goalkeeper Villar will be on FIFA following his retirement but for now he is an excellent GK option. Available on a free as he has no club, the Paraguayan is a solid all-round goalkeeper with his GK stats all above 74 and an overall of 77.

Gianluigi Buffon (OVR 88)

Age: 40
Position: GK
Club: Paris Saint-Germain
Country: Italy
Best Stats: 90 GK Positioning, 88 GK Diving, 87 GK Handling
Cost: £6,500,000 (release clause)
Wage: £73,000

Legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is the undisputed ‘Golden Oldie’ of FIFA 19. Not only is the Italian hero one of the oldest players on the game, he is still one of the very best goalkeepers too! He has kept two clean sheets in his first four games for new club PSG as the French giants look to add more silverware to their cabinet.

Buffon is only on a one-year contract and having just signed for PSG it is unlikely he will be available to sign on Career Mode. His £6,500,000 release clause will not put many managers off as his 88 OVR will make him the number one choice at the majority of clubs on FIFA 19.

Hilton (OVR 78)

Age: 41
Position: CB
Club: Montpellier
Country: Brazil
Best Stats: 83 Marking, 79 Jumping, 79 Interceptions
Cost: Free
Wage: £16,000

41-year-old central defender Hilton has played every minute of Montpellier’s season so far and has captained them to a five-match unbeaten run. Hilton made over two interceptions per game last season as Montpellier finished fourth in Ligue 1 in 2017/18.

The majority of managers on FIFA 19 Career Mode will be put off by Hilton’s 36 pace. His contract is up at the end of the season but managers may be able to sign him on a free, if so they will receive a solid centre back who offers an attacking threat with 79 jumping and heading accuracy despite his 5’11” stature.

All the oldest players on FIFA 19

Player

Age

Pos

Club

Country

OVR

Oscar Perez

45

GK

Pachuca

Mexico

71

Kevin Pilkington

44

GK

Cambridge United

England

48

Seigo Narazaki

42

GK

Nagoya Grampus

Japan

65

Benjamin Nivet

41

CAM CM

ES Troyes AC

France

72

Hussein Sulaimani

41

LB

Ohod Club

Saudi Arabia

63

Mark Tyler

41

GK

Peterborough

England

61

Cristian Munoz

41

GK

CD Universidad de Concepcion

Argentina

68

Justo Villar

41

GK

Free Agent

Paraguay

77

Gianluigi Buffon

40

GK

Paris

Italy

88

Hilton

40

CB

Montpellier

Brazil

78

Steve Phillips

40

GK

Yeovil Town

England

52

Albano Bizzarri

40

GK

Foggia

Argentina

76

Yuji Nakazawa

40

CB

Yokohama F. Marinos

Japan

63

Cristian Lucchetti

40

GK

Atletico Tucuman

Argentina

70

Sebastian Bertoli

40

GK

Club Atletico Patronato

Argentina

74

Wilmer Diaz

40

CB

Jaguares

Colombia

64

Frode Kippe

40

CB

Lillestrom

Norway

65

Shunsuke Nakamura

40

CAM CF RW RM

Jubilo Iwata

Japan

72

Breiner Castillo

40

GK

Atletico Huila

Colombia

66

Abdo Al Basisi

40

GK

Ohod Club

Saudi Arabia

57

Peter van der Vlag

40

GK

FC Emmen

Netherlands

58

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Michael Wicherek

First console: PlayStation 2 / Favourite Game: Modern Warfare 2 / Currently Playing: FIFA 20

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