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Bill Amor

Full name: William George "Bill" Amor
Gender: Male
Born: November 6, 1919 in Pewsey, Wiltshire, Great Britain
Died: May 1988 in Speen, Berkshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Reading FC, Reading (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Football

Biography

An amateur footballer throughout his career, Bill Amor was a local policeman who joined Reading FC from biscuit manufacturers Huntley & Palmers in 1947. An outside-left, he made his made his debut for ‘The Royals’ on 14 February 1948 in a game that saw the famous Dagenham Girl Pipers entertain the crowd before the match. He went on to play 68 League and cup games for Reading, scoring two goals. He left Reading in 1951 to join the Metropolitan Police football team. He made his England amateur international debut in the 4-3 defeat by Wales at Shrewsbury in March 1948. The manager of the Great Britain team at the 1948 Olympics was Matt Busby who used Reading’s Elm Park ground for training for the Games.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 28 London Football Men's Football Great Britain GBR 4

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1948 Summer 28 London Football Great Britain GBR Final Standings 4 1948-07-26 1 0 0
1948 Summer 28 London Football Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 3/4 2 1948-08-13 DEN 5, GBR 3 1
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