Of the only three players that have played in a World Cup tournament, two are Mexican. The first player to accomplish the feat of representing his country in five different tournaments is Antonio Carbajal, who appeared at his first one in the 1950 edition in Brazil.
in 1950, El Tri failed to win a single game in the competition, losing all three of their Group 1 games against Yugoslavia, Switzerland and eventual runners-up, Brazil, with goalkeeper Carbajal playing in all three games.
At the 1954 tournament, Carbajal played one of Mexico’s two games in Switzerland, seeing them go out in the group stage. The Club Leon ‘keeper was the Mexico captain in the 1958 competition, but his side once again failed to win in their three group games.
Carbajal led his team out in the 1962 World Cup in Chile, where they managed to get a win over Czechoslovakia, but once again failed to advance in a group which – once again – came up against the almighty Brazil.
Mexico was in England’s group in the famous 1966 World Cup, but once again failed to win a game and were knocked out. The Three Lions beat Mexico 2-0 as they went on to win the competition, but Carbajal only featured in the final group game – a 0-0 stalemate with Uruguay – earning a clean sheet on his last World Cup appearance.