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Bob Hardisty

Full name: John Roderick Elliott "Bob" Hardisty
Gender: Male
Born: February 1, 1921 in Chester-le-Street, County Durham, Great Britain
Died: October 31, 1986 in Durham, County Durham, Great Britain
Affiliations: Bishop Auckland FC, Bishop Auckland (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Football

Biography

Bob Hardisty was a rugged defender with the Bishop Auckland team that dominated English amateur football throughout the fifties. He won seven Northern League championships with the club and played in all three FA Amateur Cup winning teams between 1955 and 1957. A regular member of the England amateur team, he was captain of Great Britain in the 1948 Olympics and served as player and assistant coach in 1952. He retired after the 1956-57 season bur returned to action in 1958 when, as a favour to his former Olympic coach Matt Busby, he played for Busby's [Manchester United] in the first few reserve games after the team was decimated by the Munich Air Crash.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 27 London Football Men's Football Great Britain GBR 4
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Football Men's Football Great Britain GBR 17T
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne 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
1948 Summer 27 London Football Great Britain GBR Final Standings 4 1948-07-26 3 0 0
1948 Summer 27 London Football Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 3/4 2 1948-08-13 DEN 5, GBR 3 1
1948 Summer 27 London Football Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1948-08-11 YUG 3, GBR 1 0
1948 Summer 27 London Football Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1948-08-05 GBR 1, FRA 0 1
1948 Summer 27 London Football Great Britain GBR Round One Match #2 1 1948-07-31 GBR 4, NED 3 1
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Football Great Britain GBR Final Standings 17T 1952-07-15 0 0 0
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Football Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round Match #9 2 1952-07-16 LUX 5, GBR 3 0
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Football Great Britain GBR Final Standings 5T 1956-11-23 0 0 0
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Football Great Britain GBR Round One Match #3 1 1956-11-26 GBR 9, THA 0 0
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