Full name: Alfred John Schneidau
Born: February 5, 1867 in Camden, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: January 24, 1940 in Finchley, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Union Club/Standard Athletic Club
Country: Great Britain
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Alfred Schneidau came from a multi-national background. His father was born on the island of Guernsey, his mother was American and he also had German, French and Swedish ancestry. He first made his mark in the world of sport as a footballer and played in goal for a number of London teams including Fulham in the days before they embraced professionalism. Sometime in the late 1890’s he moved to Paris where he was involved in the building industry. At the Olympic Games he opened the batting for the French team but scored only 8 and 1 in his two innings.