Who is the oldest player to score in the Haitian selection?

By Mythsouka Jean-Philippe

In the fiery theater of Haitian football, a figure emerges like a phoenix among the legends. His name resonates through the ages, carrying with it the weight of history and the brilliance of exploit. We invite you to delve into the epic tale of the man who, through his tenacity and talent, won immortality on the pitch: the oldest player to have scored a goal with the Haitian national team.

In the following lines, we will reveal the captivating story of this extraordinary athlete, a living symbol of the passion, perseverance and greatness of Haitian football.

Born on June 21, 1971 in Estère, in the Artibonite department, Pierre Roland Saint-Jean remains an emblematic figure of Haitian football. Affectionately nicknamed “Ti Dominiken”, this formidable striker wrote his name in golden letters in the history of national sport.

His career, marked by unwavering loyalty to Baltimore SC de Saint-Marc, was marked by success. With the club, he lifted the Haitian national football championship trophy three times, thrilling the crowds with his undeniable talent and his unfailing determination on the pitch.

However, it is a special moment that remains engraved in the memories of all Haitian football fans. On March 24, 2007, during a friendly match between Haiti and the Panamanian selection at the Miami Orange Bowl in the United States, Ti Dominiken wrote a page of history. Coming on at the start of the second half, in place of Alexandre Boucicaut, at the age of 35 years, 7 months and 3 days, he not only scored a crucial goal for his team, but he also became the oldest grenadier to score a goal for the national team.

This record, unsurpassed to this day, testifies not only to the undeniable talent of Pierre Roland Saint-Jean, but also to his tenacity and his passion for football. In a sport where youth is often favored, Ti Dominiken has demonstrated that experience and determination can triumph over all adversity.

Through this feat, Pierre Roland Saint-Jean inspired an entire generation of Haitian footballers and remains a true football legend, thus honoring his country and his passion for the game.

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