Longest international football (soccer) career (male)
Ildefonso Lima Solà
26:82 year(s), day(s)
Suiza (Sion)

The longest international football (soccer) career (male) is 26 years 82 days, achieved by Ildefonso Lima Solà (Andorra, b. Spain) for the Andorran national football team between 22 June 1997 and 12 September 2023.

Ildefonso Lima Solà retired from international football following Andorra’s Euro 2024 qualifier against Switzerland – he was substituted in the 23rd minute to a standing ovation from both sets of fans. Lima made his debut, aged 17, in Andorra’s second-ever official fixture, scoring in a 4–1 defeat to Estonia. He went on to amass 137 caps and retired as his country’s record goalscorer, with 11.