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OGC Nice: Dante - a record 150th appearance

Publish on 24/09/2021 at 11:00

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By making his 150th Ligue 1 Uber Eats appearance in the match between FC Lorient and OGC Nice, experienced Aiglons centre-back and captain Dante set a new record in France's top flight.

There is no age limit to breaking records. Dante played his 150th match in Ligue 1 Uber Eats - 12 with LOSC (2004-2006) and 138 with OGC Nice (since 2016) - on Wednesday night, becoming the oldest player to reach this milestone in the French league since 1950-51.

At the age of 37 years, 11 months and 4 days, Les Aiglons' captain dethroned Jean-Francois Beltramini, who played his 150th match at 36 years, 7 months and 23 days with Rouen (on 28 August 1984). Conversely, Basile Boli is the youngest player to have reached this symbolic milestone in Ligue 1 Uber Eats (20 years, 7 months and 6 days), playing for AJ Auxerre against Lille on 8 August 1987.

The 10 oldest players to have reached 150 matches in Ligue 1 Uber Eats (since 1950-51):
1. Dante (OGC Nice): 37 years, 11 months and 4 days, against FC Lorient on 22 September 2021
2. Jean-François Beltramini (Rouen): 36 years, 7 months and 23 days, against Racing Club de France on 28 August 1984
3. Ernst Stojaspal (Troyes Sainte-Savine): 35 years, 7 months and 28 days, against Toulouse on 11 September 1960
4. Phillippe Flucklinger (Montpellier): 35 years, 6 months and 17 days, against Rennes on 11 December 1998
5. Rémy Vercoutre (SM Caen): 35 years, 5 months and 9 days, against LOSC on 5 December 2015
6. Xavier Collin (Montpellier): 35 years, 4 months and 27 days, against AS Monaco on 13 January 2010
7. Brandão (SC Bastia): 35 years, 4 months and 1 day, against Paris Saint-Germain on 17 October 2015
8. Joseph Cauwelier (Valenciennes): 35 years, 3 months and 14 days, against Rennes on 27 November 1960
9. Steed Malbranque (OL): 35 years, 1 month and 22 days, against LOSC on 28 February 2015
10. Rudy Riou (RC Lens): 35 years and 23 days, against Evian Thonon Gaillard on 14 February 2015