List of centenarians (sportspeople)

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The following is a list of centenarians – specifically, people who became famous as sportspeople and also for their longevity. For more lists, see lists of centenarians.

Name Lifespan Age Notability
AarnasOle Aarnæs 1888–1992 103 Norwegian high jumper[1]
AichManohar Aich 1913– 101 Indian bodybuilder and former Mr. Universe[2]
AllaisÉmile Allais 1912–2012 100 French alpine skier[3]
AndrianopoulosLeonidas Andrianopoulos 1911–2011 100 Greek association football player[4]
AmbroseEddie Ambrose 1894–1994 100 American jockey[5]
ApplebeeConstance Applebee 1873–1981 107 American field hockey player[6]
BallErrie Ball 1910–2014 103 Welsh-American golfer[7]
BergmannGretel Bergmann 1914– 100 German high jumper[8]
BoothCharlie Booth 1903–2008 104 Australian athlete[9]
BosAlida van den Bos 1902–2003 101 Dutch gymnast[10]
BridenbaughPhillip Henry Bridenbaugh 1890–1990 100 American college football player and coach[11]
CametCarmelo Camet 1904–2007 102 Argentine fencer[12]
ChandlerNewton Chandler 1893–1997 103 Australian rules footballer[13]
CoffeyJimmy Coffey 1909–2010 101 Irish hurler[14]
ColemanAbe Coleman 1905–2007 101 Polish-American wrestler[15]
CunninghamRay Cunningham 1905–2005 100 American Major League Baseball player[16]
DaleyJohn Daley 1887–1988 101 American Major League Baseball player[17]
DanaSam Dana 1903–2007 104 American football player[18]
DaneelGeorge Daneel 1904–2004 100 South African international rugby union player[19]
De BlaesFrans De Blaes 1909–2010 100 Belgian canoeist[20]
DeaneGeorge Deane 1828–1929 100 British cricketer[21]
DellertJohn Dellert 1884–1985 100 American gymnast[22]
DemanetLucien Démanet 1874–1979 104 French gymnast[23]
DeodharD. B. Deodhar 1892–1993 101 Indian cricket player and Sanskritist[24]
DermodyDorothy Dermody 1909–2012 102 Irish fencer[25]
DickinsonTom Dickinson 1897–1999 102 American football player[26]
Ditlev-SimonsenJohn Ditlev-Simonsen 1898–2001 102 Norwegian sailor[27]
DuboisTheo Dubois 1911–2011 100 Canadian champion rower[28]
ElichagarayJean Elichagaray 1886–1887 100 French rower[29]
EmigCharlie Emig 1875–1975 100 American Major League Baseball player[30]
EnglehornWesley Englehorn 1890–1993 103 American football player and coach[31]
EnglishEdward English 1864–1966 102 British cricketer[32]
EricksonRalph Erickson 1902–2002 100 American Major League Baseball player[33]
FabraFerdinand Fabra 1906–2007 101 German football manager[34]
Falz-FeinEduard von Falz-Fein 1912– 102 Liechtenstein bobsledder[35]
FinlaysonAlan Finlayson 1900–2001 101 South African cricketer[36]
FiuzaJoaquim Fiúza 1908–2010 102 Portuguese sailor[37]
FlemingBillie Fleming 1914–2014 100 English long distance cyclist[38]
ForsythHarry Forsyth 1903–2004 100 Irish cricketer[39]
FreemanJim Freeman 1914– 100 American college football player and coach[40]
FurtschEvelyn Furtsch 1914– 100 American track and field athlete[41]
GastonMilt Gaston 1896–1996 100 American Major League Baseball player[42]
GeronimiGeorges Géronimi 1898–2000 101 French association football forward[43]
GerschwilerJacques Gerschwiler 1898–2000 101 Swiss figure skater[44]
GibsonFred Gibson 1912–2013 101 Jamaican-born English first-class cricketer[45]
GibsonJohnny Gibson 1905–2006 101 American athlete[46]
GillEd Gill 1895–1995 100 American Major League Baseball player[47]
GlassfordBill Glassford 1914– 100 American football player and coach[48]
GordonNorman Gordon 1911–2014 103 South African Test cricketer[49]
GoulletAlf Goullet 1891–1995 103 Australian cyclist[50]
GrammatikopoulosAchilleas Grammatikopoulos 1908–2008 100 Greek association football player.[51]
GrosklossHowdy Groskloss 1906–2006 100 American Major League Baseball player[52]
GuoGuo Jie 1912 – 102 Chinese Olympic athlete[53]
HarmanGeorge Harman 1874–1975 101 Irish rugby union international and cricketer[54]
HaydenBasil Hayden 1899–2003 103 American college basketball coach[55]
HavekotteJaap Havekotte 1912–2014 102 Dutch speed skater[56]
Heine MillerBobbie Heine Miller 1909 – 104 South African tennis player[57]
HendersonMac Henderson 1907–2009 101 Scottish international rugby union player[58]
HenneErnst Jakob Henne 1904–2005 101 German racecar driver[59]
HersethErik Herseth 1892–1993 100 Norwegian sailor[60]
HoffRed Hoff 1891–1998 107 Longest-lived American Major League Baseball player[61]
HorweenRalph Horween 1896–1997 100 American football player[62]
HoughtonEdith Houghton 1912–2013 100 American professional baseball player and scout[63]
HutchinsonJim Hutchinson 1896–2000 103 Longest-lived English cricketer[64]
InderbinenUlrich Inderbinen 1900–2004 103 Swiss mountain guide[65]
IsabelinhaGonçalves Isabelinha 1908–2009 100 Portuguese association football player and doctor[66]
JaccardFernand Jaccard 1907–2008 100 Swiss association football midfielder[67]
JanssenDirk Janssen 1881–1986 105 Dutch gymnast[68]
JensenKai Jensen 1897–1997 100 Danish athlete[69]
JohanssonSigne Johansson-Engdahl 1905–2010 104 Swedish swimmer[70]
KapmalsAndrejs Kapmals 1889–1994 104 Latvian marathoner[71]
KhanFeroze Khan 1904–2005 100 Pakistani field hockey player[72]
KingPhyllis King 1905–2006 100 British Wimbledon champion[73]
KivenheimoJalmari Kivenheimo 1889–1994 105 Finnish gymnast[74]
KleppenHans Kleppen 1907–2009 102 Norwegian ski jumper[75]
KovatchJohnny Kovatch 1912–2013 101 American football player[76]
LantschnerGustav Lantschner 1910–2011 100 Austrian alpine skier and actor[77]
LarsenHenning Larsen 1910–2011 100 Danish athlete[78]
LehmannMaxime Lehmann 1906–2009 102 French association football defensive midfielder[79]
LlenseRené Llense 1913–2014 100 French footballer[80]
MalinoskyTony Malinosky 1909–2011 101 American Major League Baseball player[81]
MannersJohn Manners 1914– 100 English cricketer[82]
MarhefkaJoe Marhefka 1902–2003 101 American football player[83]
MarreroConnie Marrero 1911–2014 102 Cuban Major League Baseball player[84]
MartinTed Martin 1902–2004 101 Australian cricketer[85]
McCorkellNeil McCorkell 1912–2013 100 English county cricketer[86]
MillerRalph Miller 1873–1973 100 American Major League Baseball player[87]
MiuraKeizo Miura 1904–2006 101 Japanese skier and ski instructor[88]
MulloyGardnar Mulloy 1913– 101 American tennis player[89]
NavarroMillito Navarro 1905–2011 105 Puerto Rican baseball player[90]
NerudJohn A. Nerud 1913– 101 American horse trainer[91]
NilssonAndreas Nilsson 1910–2011 101 Swedish association football midfielder[92]
ObergAlbert Öberg 1888–1990 101 Swedish athlete[93]
OkellMarjorie Okell 1908–2009 101 British athlete[94]
OlivaLuis Oliva 1908–2009 101 Argentine athlete[95]
OlsenHanna Olsen 1889–1990 100 Swedish fencer[96]
OtisBill Otis 1889–1990 100 American Major League Baseball player[97]
ParkerAce Parker 1912–2013 101 American professional American football and baseball player[98]
PavelicIvo Pavelić 1908–2011 103 Croatian footballer and swimmer[99]
PavesiAttilio Pavesi 1910–2011 100 Italian cyclist[100]
PeregoEttore Perego 1913–2013 100 Italian gymnast[101]
PerkinsCyril Perkins 1911–2013 102 English county cricketer[102]
Piatigorsky Jacqueline Piatigorsky 1911–2012 100 French-born American chess and tennis player, author, and sculptor[103]
Pietsch Paul Pietsch 1911–2012 100 German pre-War Grand Prix and Formula One racing driver and magazine publisher[104]
PopeBrian Pope 1911–2011 100 English international rugby union player[105]
PriesteHal Haig Prieste 1896–2001 104 Armenian-American high diver and bronze medalist at the 1920 Summer Olympics[106]
ProkschAlfred Proksch 1908–2011 102 Austrian athlete and graphic designer[107]
ProvazníkováMarie Provazníková 1890–1991 100 Czechoslovak sports official active in the Sokol movement[108]
RadcliffeTed Radcliffe 1902–2005 103 American Negro League Baseball player[109]
RamplingGodfrey Rampling 1909–2009 100 English relay runner[110]
RecciusJuan Reccius 1911–2012 101 Chilean athlete[111]
RichardsonArchie Richardson 1879–1981 101 Australian rules footballer[112]
RockefellerJames Stillman Rockefeller 1902–2004 102 American rower and founder of the First National City Bank of New York[113]
RoeserNic Roeser 1896–1997 100 Luxembourgian gymnast[114]
SchallerSimone Schaller 1912– 102 American track and field athlete[115]
SchraderRudolf Schrader 1875–1981 105 American gymnast[116]
SimmonsSilas Simmons 1893/8–2006 108–113 American semi-professional and professional baseball player[117]
SjoqvistIngeborg Sjöqvist 1912– 102 Swedish diver[118]
SmidtRupert de Smidt 1883–1986 102 South African cricketer[119]
SmithHerman Smith-Johannsen 1875–1987 111 Norwegian-Canadian cross-country skier[120]
StaggAmos Alonzo Stagg 1862–1965 102 American football player and coach.[121]
StilesRollie Stiles 1906–2007 100 American Major League Baseball player[122]
StukeljLeon Štukelj 1898–1999 100 Slovenian gymnast[123]
SundbergEgon Sundberg 1911- 103 Swedish footballer[124]
SuomiAl Suomi 1913–2014 100 American National Hockey League player[125]
SwansonKarl Swanson 1900–2002 101 American Major League Baseball player[126]
TaricsSándor Tarics 1913– 101 Hungarian water polo player[127]
TorosOlga Tőrös 1914– 100 Hungarian gymnast[128]
VaralloFrancisco Varallo 1910–2010 100 Argentine association football player, last surviving participant of the 1930 FIFA World Cup[129]
Von MullerOtto von Müller 1875–1976 100 German Olympic tennis player[130]
WallingSydney Walling 1907–2009 102 Antiguan cricketer[131]
WalshWalter Walsh 1907–2014 106 American FBI agent and sport shooter[132]
WardSyd Ward 1907–2010 103 New Zealand cricketer[133]
WerberBilly Werber 1908–2009 100 American baseball player[134]
WheatleyJohn Wheatley 1860–1962 102 New Zealand cricketer[135]
WhelanEileen Whelan 1911– 103 British cricketer[136]
WhiteMartin White 1909–2011 102 Irish hurler[137]
WideEdvin Wide 1896–1996 100 Swedish long-distance runner[138]
WilliamsBucky Williams 1906–2009 102 American baseball player[139]
WinkelmanWillem Winkelman 1887–1990 102 Dutch athlete[140]
WrightBob Wright 1891–1993 101 American Major League Baseball player[141]

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