EL G wrote:
To be considered with caution :
I don't have his exact birth and death date but it seems that former French defender Alfred Gindrat was born in 1884 and died in 1999. So he might have lived about 115 years.
To be considered with caution indeed. I only could find Alfred Gindrat, who played for France in 1911-1912, was born in 1884. Not when he died. But if he died in 1999 he must have lived 114 or 115 years, which means he probably must have been the oldest man and even oldest person on earth for a while.
The provisional rangking is:
range">Maxime Lehmann (France) -> 17-12-1906 - 24-04-2009 -> 102 years and 128 days
range">Emile Monkou (Suriname) -> 21-06-1906 - at or some days before 26-11-2007 -> 101 years and 310+ days
range">Jaroslav Chana (Czechoslovakia) -> 19-12-1899 - 26-09-2000 -> 100 years and 262 days
range">Achilleas Grammatikopoulos (Greece) -> 28-09-1908 - 30-12-2008 -> 100 years and 93 days