René Llense

René Llense (14 July 1913 – 12 March 2014) was a French football goalkeeper, who played for FC Sète and AS Saint-Étienne during his club career.[1] He was born in Collioure, Pyrénées-Orientales. He earned 11 caps for the France national football team from 1935 to 1939, and participated in the 1934 FIFA World Cup and the 1938 FIFA World Cup.[2][3] He was their last surviving player to have participated in any of the pre-war World Cups. [1]. He turned 100 in July 2013[4] and died on 12 March 2014 from natural causes.

René Llense
Personal information
Date of birth (1913-07-14)14 July 1913
Place of birth Collioure, Pyrénées-Orientales France
Date of death 12 March 2014(2014-03-12) (aged 100)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1931–1938 FC Sète
1938–1943 Saint-Étienne
1943–1944 EF Lyon - Lyonnais
1944–1945 Saint-Étienne
1946–1947 Toulon
1947–1949 Vichy
National team
1935–1939 France 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ René Llense, doyen des internationaux, s'est éteint (in French)
  2. ^ 1934 FIFA World Cup: France Squad FIFA. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  3. ^ 1938 FIFA World Cup: France Squad FIFA. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  4. ^ Galand, Hervé (2013-07-14). "René Llense fête ses 100 ans". Actus. French Football Federation. Retrieved 2013-07-15.