A recent one, and in a very important match: Zé Carlos of Brazil represented his national team once, but during the memorable 1998 World Cup semifinal versus the Netherlands.
That's just bizarre, such a strange set of circumstances that that would be the only time he's ever needed for his country.
He'd had more caps than 1 already, but it reminds me a little of Danny Ward. 2 caps that were only as substitutes earlier in the year, then on the day of Wales' biggest match in almost 60 years gets told he's starting
. And due to first-choice Wayne Hennessey recovering from his injury, Ward hasn't set foot on a pitch for Wales ever since.
And someone who's become a regular in the France squad ever since, but Samuel Umtiti
didn't have a single cap until the start of their Euro 2016 Quarter-Final last year...