A number of footballers have been caught faking their age in the past, but perhaps none are more well-known than these eight players.
There have been numerous cases of cheating in the beautiful game over the years, including those involving Gourav Mukhi in India and Carlos Alberto in Brazil.
In the case of Mukhi, he became the Indian Super League’s youngest goalscorer at the age of 16, but he was only eight years old at the time. It’s unquestionably one of the most well-known instances of football-related cheating, but what about Carlos Alberto?
He was thought to be a teenager when his country won the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship, but it was later discovered that he had lied about his age for five years before winning the tournament. As a result, he was barred from participating in sports for a year.
When former Senegalese international Guirane N’Daw admitted to lying about his age in order to become a professional player earlier this year, it was considered one of the most recent instances of age falsification in the sport.
N’Daw’s claim that “99 percent of the players have reduced their age” in Senegal, on the other hand, was perhaps even more contentious than his admission.
Hopefully, this will not be the case.
In South Africa, former Ajax Cape Town player Sibusiso Mzizi is accused of deceiving authorities into believing he was five years younger than he actually was by pretending to be five years younger than he actually was.
Vincent Aboubakar, from Cameroon, is the final but not the least of our guests. When the 2021 Afcon 2021 was taking place, there was a lot of discussion on social media about the true age of this Cameron star.
However, none of the speculations and rumors were proven to be true, and it was reported by other reputable publications that the actor did not misrepresent his or her age.
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