Andorra footballer to set world record with Turkey game

After facing Turkey in UEFA EURO 2020 qualifiers, Ildefons Lima to be called longest-serving player for a national team

Emre Aşıkçı   | 16.11.2019
Andorra footballer to set world record with Turkey game Ildefons Lima of Andorra attends a press conference ahead of UEFA EURO 2020 European Championship Qualifiers Group H match between Andorra and Turkey at Estadi Nacional in Andorra la Vella, Andorra on November 16, 2019. ( Burak Akbulut - Anadolu Agency )


Andorra’s team captain is set to become the longest-serving player of a national team after playing against Turkey in the UEFA EURO 2020 qualifiers on Sunday. 

Ildefons Lima will set the new record after his team host the qualifier in the Group H.

The captain told reporters that he is proud to set the record in a game against Turkey.

The 39-year-old defender made his first official appearance for Andorra on Jun. 22, 1997 against Estonia in an international friendly match.

In his spell at Andorra for over 22 years, Lima has scored 11 goals in 126 appearances.

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