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Arthur Berry

Full name: Arthur Berry
Gender: Male
Born: January 3, 1888 in Liverpool, Merseyside, Great Britain
Died: March 15, 1953 in Liverpool, Merseyside, Great Britain
Affiliations: Liverpool FC, Liverpool (GBR) / University of Oxford, Oxford (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Football

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

While at Denstone College, Arthur Berry captained the rugby team but when he went up to Wadham College, Oxford, he devoted his attentions to soccer and met with immediate success. He won his blue in 1908 and 1909, represented England in the full international against Ireland in 1909 and played on the right-wing for his country in 32 amateur internationals between 1908 and 1913. Berry was one of the most brilliant amateurs of his day and a contemporary described his direct style as "a complete art without tinsel or gaudiness". On leaving Oxford, Berry entered Gray's Inn and retired from football when he was Called to the Bar in 1913. He was commissioned into the Liverpool Regiment in 1916 and served as Adjutant of the Lancashire Fusiliers before leaving the Army in 1919. After the war, he settled in Liverpool and joined the family law firm which was headed by his father Edwin, a director of Liverpool FC and Chairman of the club from 1908 to 1909. At the time of the 1908 Olympics Berry was still at Oxford University, but he later played for [Northern Nomads], Liverpool, [Fulham], [Everton] and Wrexham and was a member of the [Oxford City] team which reached the FA Amateur Cup final in 1913. After playing in the opening match against Hungary in the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Berry was replaced by Edward Wright for the semi-final against Finland but he regained his place for the final to become, with Vivian Woodward, one of two British players to be on the winning team at both the 1908 and 1912 Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 20 London Football Men's Football Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Football Men's Football Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1908 Summer 20 London Football Great Britain GBR Final Standings 1 1908-10-19 1 0 0
1908 Summer 20 London Football Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 1908-10-24 GBR 2, DEN 0 0
1908 Summer 20 London Football Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1908-10-22 GBR 4, NED 0 0
1908 Summer 20 London Football Great Britain GBR Round One Match #2 1 1908-10-20 GBR 12, SWE 1 1
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Football Great Britain GBR Final Standings 1 1912-06-29 1 0 0
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Football Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 1912-07-04 GBR 4, DEN 2 1
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Football Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1912-06-30 GBR 7, HUN 0 0