Spaniard Celebrates Becoming World’s Oldest Man

The world’s oldest man who has enough descendants to start a football team has also revealed that he did actually found a football club as one of the achievements from his long life.

Saturnino de la Fuente, aged 112, has entered the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest man in the world at the age of 112, after the previous record-holder recently died at the same age.

Saturnino de la Fuente’s ID card, who has become the oldest man in the world, in Leon, Spain. (Newsflash)

The man from the Puente Castro area from the Spanish city of Leon officially entered the Guinness World Records as the oldest man on the planet at the age of 112 years and six months, following the recent death of previous titleholder Emilio Flores, also aged 112, on 12th August.

De la Fuente who was born on 8th February 1909, worked as a shoemaker in a shoe factory for 13 years before he turned to freelancing, which he retired from at the age of 65.

Aside from the newly-received Guinness title, the 112-year-old man was given a profound tribute a few years ago for founding amateur football club Puente Castro FC in 1950, which currently competes in one of the lower national leagues in Spain.

Saturnino de la Fuente, was honoured by Puente Castro FC, has become the oldest man in the world, in February 2021, in Leon, Spain. (Puente Castro FC/Newsflash)

De la Fuente, who has 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, was appointed honorary member of football club Puente Castro in May 2019.

De la Fuente, who considers himself a true football fan ever since he was a child, is a father of eight children, including one son and seven daughters, who he had from his marriage with his now late wife Antonia Barrio.

Local media reported that due to the COVID-19 pandemic he left his neighbourhood and moved in with one of his daughters, Angelines and his son-in-law in the city of Leon in northwest Spain.


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