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Maurice Edelston

Full name: Maurice Edelston
Gender: Male
Born: April 27, 1918 in Kingston upon Hull, Kingston upon Hull, Great Britain
Died: January 30, 1976 in Reading, Reading, Great Britain
Affiliations: Wimbledon FC, Wimbledon (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Football


The son of a professional footballer, he was just eighteen when he played for Great Britain in the Berlin Olympics. After playing for Fulham and Brentford he joined Reading in 1939 where his father had become team manager. Despite still being an amateur he played for the professional England team in unofficial matches during World War II.

After a season with Northampton Town, he retired in 1953 to pursue a career in journalism. He joined the BBC in the late fifties and commentated on football and tennis until his death in 1976. As the BBC’s senior commentator he broadcast on three FIFA World Cups including England’s victory in the 1966 tournament.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 18 Berlin Football Men's Football Great Britain GBR 5T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1936 Summer 18 Berlin Football Great Britain GBR Final Standings 5T 1936-08-03 0 0 0
1936 Summer 18 Berlin Football Great Britain GBR Round One Match #8 1 1936-08-06 GBR 2, CHN 0 0
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