List of centenarians (sportspeople)

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The following is a list of centenarians – specifically, people who became famous as sportspeople — known for reasons other than their longevity. For more lists, see lists of centenarians.

Name Lifespan Age Notability
AarnasOle Aarnæs 1888–1992 103 Norwegian high jumper[1]
AichManohar Aich 1912–2016 104 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– 102 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]
BrittEdgar Britt 1913–2017 103 Australian jockey[12]
CametCarmelo Camet 1904–2007 102 Argentine fencer[13]
CampbellLloyd Campbell 1915–2016 101 Canadian curler[14]
CarnettEddie Carnett 1916–2016 100 American baseball player[15]
ChandlerNewton Chandler 1893–1997 103 Australian rules footballer[16]
CoffeyJimmy Coffey 1909–2010 101 Irish hurler[17]
ColemanAbe Coleman 1905–2007 101 Polish-American wrestler[18]
CunninghamRay Cunningham 1905–2005 100 American Major League Baseball player[19]
DaleyJohn Daley 1887–1988 101 American Major League Baseball player[20]
DanaSam Dana 1903–2007 104 American football player[21]
DaneelGeorge Daneel 1904–2004 100 South African international rugby union player[22]
De BlaesFrans De Blaes 1909–2010 100 Belgian canoeist[23]
DeaneGeorge Deane 1828–1929 100 English cricketer[24]
DellertJohn Dellert 1884–1985 100 American gymnast[25]
DemanetLucien Démanet 1874–1979 104 French gymnast[26]
DeodharD. B. Deodhar 1892–1993 101 Indian cricket player and Sanskritist[27]
DermodyDorothy Dermody 1909–2012 102 Irish fencer[28]
DickinsonTom Dickinson 1897–1999 102 American football player[29]
Ditlev-SimonsenJohn Ditlev-Simonsen 1898–2001 102 Norwegian sailor[30]
DonskayaYelena Donskaya 1915–2016 100 Soviet sport shooter[31]
DubachErnst Dubach 1881–1982 100 Swiss cyclist[32]
DuboisTheo Dubois 1911–2011 100 Canadian champion rower[33]
ElichagarayJean Elichagaray 1886–1887 100 French rower[34]
EmigCharlie Emig 1875–1975 100 American Major League Baseball player[35]
EnglehornWesley Englehorn 1890–1993 103 American football player and coach[36]
EnglishEdward English 1864–1966 102 English cricketer[37]
EricksonRalph Erickson 1902–2002 100 American Major League Baseball player[38]
FabraFerdinand Fabra 1906–2007 101 German football manager[39]
FeltscheerKen Feltscheer 1915– 101 Australian rules footballer[40]
FinlaysonAlan Finlayson 1900–2001 101 South African cricketer[41]
FiuzaJoaquim Fiúza 1908–2010 102 Portuguese sailor[42]
FlemingBillie Fleming 1914–2014 100 English long distance cyclist[43]
ForsythHarry Forsyth 1903–2004 100 Irish cricketer[44]
FreemanJim Freeman 1914–2015 101 American college football player and coach[45]
FrietschBruno Frietsch 1896–1996 100 Finnish sport shooter[46]
FurtschEvelyn Furtsch 1914–2015 100 American track and field athlete[47]
GabricGabre Gabric 1914–2015 101 Croatian-born Italian track and field athlete[48]
GastonMilt Gaston 1896–1996 100 American Major League Baseball player[49]
GeronimiGeorges Géronimi 1892–1994 101 French association football forward[50]
GerschwilerJacques Gerschwiler 1898–2000 101 Swiss figure skater[51]
GibsonFred Gibson 1912–2013 101 Jamaican-born English first-class cricketer[52]
GibsonJohnny Gibson 1905–2006 101 American athlete[53]
GillEd Gill 1895–1995 100 American Major League Baseball player[54]
GlassfordBill Glassford 1914–2016 102 American football player and coach[55]
GordonNorman Gordon 1911–2014 103 South African Test cricketer[56]
GoulletAlf Goullet 1891–1995 103 Australian cyclist[57]
GrammatikopoulosAchilleas Grammatikopoulos 1908–2008 100 Greek association football player.[58]
GrosklossHowdy Groskloss 1906–2006 100 American Major League Baseball player[59]
GuoGuo Jie 1912–2015 103 Chinese Olympic athlete[60]
HaighGeorge Haigh 1915– 101 English association football player[61]
HarmanGeorge Harman 1874–1975 101 Irish rugby union international and cricketer[62]
HavelangeJoão Havelange 1916–2016 100 Brazilian water polo player and president of FIFA[63]
HaydenBasil Hayden 1899–2003 103 American college basketball coach[64]
HavekotteJaap Havekotte 1912–2014 102 Dutch speed skater[65]
Heine MillerBobbie Heine Miller 1909–2016 106 South African tennis player[66]
HendersonMac Henderson 1907–2009 101 Scottish international rugby union player[67]
HenneErnst Jakob Henne 1904–2005 101 German racecar driver[68]
HersethErik Herseth 1892–1993 100 Norwegian sailor[69]
HoffRed Hoff 1891–1998 107 American Major League Baseball player[70]
HorweenRalph Horween 1896–1997 100 American football player[71]
HoughtonEdith Houghton 1912–2013 100 American professional baseball player and scout[72]
HutchinsonJim Hutchinson 1896–2000 103 Longest-lived English cricketer[73]
InderbinenUlrich Inderbinen 1900–2004 103 Swiss mountain guide[74]
IsabelinhaGonçalves Isabelinha 1908–2009 100 Portuguese association football player and doctor[75]
JaccardFernand Jaccard 1907–2008 100 Swiss association football midfielder[76]
JanssenDirk Janssen 1881–1986 105 Dutch gymnast[77]
JensenKai Jensen 1897–1997 100 Danish athlete[78]
JohanssonSigne Johansson-Engdahl 1905–2010 104 Swedish swimmer[79]
KainlauriAarne Kainlauri 1915– 101 Finnish track and field athlete[80]
KapmalsAndrejs Kapmals 1889–1994 104 Latvian marathoner[81]
KhanFeroze Khan 1904–2005 100 Pakistani field hockey player[82]
KingPhyllis King 1905–2006 100 British Wimbledon champion[83]
KivenheimoJalmari Kivenheimo 1889–1994 105 Finnish gymnast[84]
KleppenHans Kleppen 1907–2009 102 Norwegian ski jumper[85]
KovatchJohnny Kovatch 1912–2013 101 American football player[86]
KundlaJohn Kundla 1916– 100 American basketball coach[87]
LantschnerGustav Lantschner 1910–2011 100 Austrian alpine skier and actor[88]
LarsenHenning Larsen 1910–2011 100 Danish athlete[89]
LehmannMaxime Lehmann 1906–2009 102 French association football defensive midfielder[90]
LindsayElizabeth Lindsay 1912–2013 100 American track and field athlete[91]
LlenseRené Llense 1913–2014 100 French footballer[92]
LofgrenGunnar Löfgren 1910–2012 101 Swedish footballer[93]
LoweMegan Lowe 1915– 101 English cricketer[94]
LucasBill Lucas 1917– 100 English athlete[95]
LysakJohn Lysak 1914– 102 American canoeist[96]
MaierHans Maier 1916– 100 Dutch water polo player[97]
MalinoskyTony Malinosky 1909–2011 101 American Major League Baseball player[98]
MannersJohn Manners 1914– 102 English cricketer[99]
MarangoniClara Marangoni 1915– 101 Italian gymnast[100]
MarhefkaJoe Marhefka 1902–2003 101 American football player[101]
MarreroConnie Marrero 1911–2014 102 Cuban Major League Baseball player[102]
MartinTed Martin 1902–2004 101 Australian cricketer[103]
McCorkellNeil McCorkell 1912–2013 100 English county cricketer[104]
McKenzieThelma McKenzie 1915– 101 Australian cricketer[105]
MillerRalph Miller 1873–1973 100 American Major League Baseball player[106]
MiuraKeizo Miura 1904–2006 101 Japanese skier and ski instructor[107]
MulloyGardnar Mulloy 1913–2016 102 American tennis player[108]
NavarroMillito Navarro 1905–2011 105 Puerto Rican baseball player[109]
NerudJohn A. Nerud 1913–2015 102 American horse trainer[110]
NilssonAndreas Nilsson 1910–2011 101 Swedish association football midfielder[111]
NixonWilf Nixon 1882–1985 102 English association football goalkeeper[112]
ObergAlbert Öberg 1888–1990 101 Swedish athlete[113]
OkellMarjorie Okell 1908–2009 101 British athlete[114]
OlivaLuis Oliva 1908–2009 101 Argentine athlete[115]
OlsenHanna Olsen 1889–1990 100 Swedish fencer[116]
OtisBill Otis 1889–1990 100 American Major League Baseball player[117]
ParkerAce Parker 1912–2013 101 American professional American football and baseball player[118]
PavelicIvo Pavelić 1908–2011 103 Croatian footballer and swimmer[119]
PavesiAttilio Pavesi 1910–2011 100 Italian cyclist[120]
PeregoEttore Perego 1913–2013 100 Italian gymnast[121]
PerkinsCyril Perkins 1911–2013 102 English county cricketer[122]
Piatigorsky Jacqueline Piatigorsky 1911–2012 100 French-born American chess and tennis player, author, and sculptor[123]
Pietsch Paul Pietsch 1911–2012 100 German pre-War Grand Prix and Formula One racing driver and magazine publisher[124]
PopeBrian Pope 1911–2011 100 English international rugby union player[125]
PriesteHal Haig Prieste 1896–2001 104 Armenian-American high diver and bronze medalist at the 1920 Summer Olympics[126]
ProkschAlfred Proksch 1908–2011 102 Austrian athlete and graphic designer[127]
ProvazníkováMarie Provazníková 1890–1991 100 Czechoslovak sports official active in the Sokol movement[128]
RadcliffeTed Radcliffe 1902–2005 103 American Negro League Baseball player[129]
RamplingGodfrey Rampling 1909–2009 100 English relay runner[130]
RecciusJuan Reccius 1911–2012 101 Chilean athlete[131]
RichardsonArchie Richardson 1879–1981 101 Australian rules footballer[132]
RockefellerJames Stillman Rockefeller 1902–2004 102 American rower and founder of the First National City Bank of New York[133]
RoeserNic Roeser 1896–1997 100 Luxembourgian gymnast[134]
RomersaJos Romersa 1915–2016 101 Luxembourgian gymnast[135]
SadhuHirendranath Sadhu 1915– 101 Indian cricketer[136]
SandlockMike Sandlock 1915–2016 100 American baseball player[137]
SayersAlan Sayers 1915– 101 New Zealand track and field athlete[138]
SchallerSimone Schaller 1912–2016 104 American track and field athlete[96]
SchonheyderJohan Chr. Schønheyder 1915–2015 100 Norwegian sports official[139]
SchraderRudolf Schrader 1875–1981 105 American gymnast[140]
SimmonsSilas Simmons 1895–2006 111 Longest Lived American semi-professional and professional baseball player[141]
SjoqvistIngeborg Sjöqvist 1912–2015 103 Swedish diver[142]
SmidtRupert de Smidt 1883–1986 102 South African cricketer[143]
Smith, HermanHerman Smith-Johannsen 1875–1987 111 Norwegian-Canadian cross-country skier[144]
Smith, LyleLyle Smith 1916– 101 American football coach[145]
SondheimErna Sondheim 1904–2008 103 German fencer[146]
StaggAmos Alonzo Stagg 1862–1965 102 American football player and coach[147]
StapletonHarold Stapleton 1915–2015 100 Australian cricketer[148]
StilesRollie Stiles 1906–2007 100 American Major League Baseball player[149]
StoneGordon Stone 1914–2015 100 Australian rugby union player[150]
StukeljLeon Štukelj 1898–1999 100 Slovenian gymnast[151]
SundbergEgon Sundberg 1911–2015 104 Swedish footballer[152]
SuomiAl Suomi 1913–2014 100 American National Hockey League player[153]
SwansonKarl Swanson 1900–2002 101 American Major League Baseball player[154]
TaricsSándor Tarics 1913–2016 102 Hungarian water polo player[155]
ThompsonNed Thompson 1910–2011 101 American collegiate sports coach and administrator[156]
TorosOlga Törös 1914–2015 100 Hungarian gymnast[157]
TrellesIgnacio Trelles 1916– 100 Mexican football coach[158]
TuncalpTalat Tunçalp 1915–2017 101 Turkish cyclist[159]
VaralloFrancisco Varallo 1910–2010 100 Argentine association football player, last surviving participant of the 1930 FIFA World Cup[160]
Von MullerOtto von Müller 1875–1976 100 German Olympic tennis player[161]
WallingSydney Walling 1907–2009 102 Antiguan cricketer[162]
WalshWalter Walsh 1907–2014 106 American FBI agent and sport shooter[163]
WardSyd Ward 1907–2010 103 New Zealand cricketer[164]
WerberBilly Werber 1908–2009 100 American baseball player[165]
WheatleyJohn Wheatley 1860–1962 102 New Zealand cricketer[166]
WhelanEileen Whelan 1911– 105 English cricketer[167]
WhiteMartin White 1909–2011 102 Irish hurler[168]
WideEdvin Wide 1896–1996 100 Swedish long-distance runner[169]
WilliamsBucky Williams 1906–2009 102 American baseball player[170]
WilsonMac Wilson 1914– 102 Australian rules footballer[171]
WinkelmanWillem Winkelman 1887–1990 102 Dutch athlete[172]
WrightBob Wright 1891–1993 101 American Major League Baseball player[173]

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