In the match where Portuguese representative Porto defeated Belgian team Antwerp 2-0 in the 4th week of UEFA Champions League Group H, Pepe, who is 40 years and 254 days old, scored the second goal of his team in the 90+1th minute and became the first player over the age of 40 to score a goal in the organization.
Before this goal, Italian striker Francesco Totti held the record for the oldest player to score a goal in the Champions League with 38 years and 59 days.
The oldest footballers to score a goal in the UEFA Champions League are as follows:
Pepe (Porto) - Antwerp (Belgium), Nov.7, 2023 - 40 years 254 days
Francesco Totti (Roma) - CSKA Moscow (Russia), Nov. 25, 2014 - 38 years 59 days
Ryan Giggs (Manchester United) - Benfica (Portugal), Sept. 14, 2011 - 37 years 290 days
Filippo Inzaghi (Milan) - Real Madrid (Spain), Nov. 3, 2010 - 37 years 87 days
Javier Zanetti (Inter) - Tottenham Hotspur (England), Oct. 20, 2010 - 37 years 72 days
Source: Anadolu Agency