Full name Emile Lesieur
Born September 16, 1885, Paris
Died January 25, 1985, Paris (aged 99 years 131 days)
Major teams France
Position Centre, Wing
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 153 lb
|Test debut||France v England at Parc des Princes, Mar 22, 1906 match details|
|Last Test||Wales v France at Newport, Mar 25, 1912 match details|
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Winger Lesieur played 12 internationals for France between 1906 and 1912 and never finished on the winning side.
A member of the Stade Francais sides that claimed the French championship title in 1903 and 1908, Lesieur was also a national champion at 100 and 400 metres.
A graduate of the École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris, a leading business school in the French capital, he later served as a pilot during the First World War like his fellow alumni Roland Garros.
He would later be decorated for his services during the war and was a key player in the dedication of Paris' tennis centre in the memory of his friend Garros. He died a few months short of his 100th birthday in 1985.