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Arthur Knight

Full name: Arthur Egerton Knight
Gender: Male
Born: September 7, 1887 in Godalming, Surrey, Great Britain
Died: March 10, 1956 in Milton, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Great Britain
Affiliations: Portsmouth FC, Portsmouth (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Football

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

While at King Edward VI Grammar School, Guilford, Arthur Knight also played for Godalming and won his Surrey county cap at the age of 17, but in 1909 he went to live in Portsmouth and was immediately signed up by the local club. After a season with the reserves, he won his place in the Portsmouth first team and played regularly until the outbreak of war. Initially, he served in India and Egypt as a Private in the Hampshire Regiment, but was later commissioned in the Border Regiment and during service in France he rose to the rank of Captain. After the war, Knight's solid tackling and skills in the air were again welcome at Fratton Park and in the first four post-war seasons he played in 69 matches for Portsmouth at left-back. He won 30 amateur international caps between 1910 and 1923, and earned his only full international honours against Ireland on 20 October 1919, representing Portsmouth, which joined the Third Division a year later. Following his gold medal in 1912, Knight made a second Olympic appearance in 1920 when Great Britain were surprisingly beaten by Norway in their opening match. He ended his playing days with the [Corinthians] and later gained the rare distinction of being made an honorary life member. As the manager of an insurance office in Portsmouth, he occasionally played cricket for Hampshire as an opening bat. Having served in the Army in World War I, he was a squadron leader with the RAF in World War II.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Football Men's Football Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Football Men's Football Great Britain GBR 8T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Football Great Britain GBR Final Standings 1 1912-06-29 0 0 0
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Football Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 1912-07-04 GBR 4, DEN 2 0
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Football Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1912-07-02 GBR 4, FIN 0 0
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Football Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1912-06-30 GBR 7, HUN 0 0
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Football Great Britain GBR Final Standings 8T 1920-08-28 0 0 0
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Football Great Britain GBR Round One Match #2 2 1920-08-28 NOR 3, GBR 1 0
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