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Ted Bennett

Full name: Edward Ernest "Ted" Bennett
Gender: Male
Born: August 22, 1925 in Kilburn, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Southall FC, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Football


Ted Bennett was the goalkeeper in Great Britain’s only match at the 1952 Olympics, a 5-3 extra time defeat by Luxembourg in the preliminary round. At the end of 90 minutes it was 1-1 but Bennett let in three goals in six minutes at the start of extra time and that put paid to Britain’s chances. Ted Bennett started his career at Southall and Willesden Town before a brief spell at Queens Park Rangers which saw him play two games in the Football League in the 1948-49 season. Bennett won eight England amateur caps during his time at Southall and in 1953 turned professional with Watford and played 81 League games in three seasons. In 1955 he toured Bermuda, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Curaçao with the English FA XI. He ended his career with Gravesend and Northfleet and after his playing days became a greengrocer.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Football Men's Football Great Britain GBR 17T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Football Great Britain GBR Final Standings 17T 1952-07-15 0 0 0
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Football Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round Match #9 2 1952-07-16 LUX 5, GBR 3
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