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Laurie Topp

Full name: Lawrence Robert "Laurie" Topp
Gender: Male
Born: November 11, 1923 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Hendon FC, Hendon (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Football

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Biography

Laurie Topp had an outstanding career with Hendon, and was one of the club’s longest serving players. He made his début in a 6-1 win over Clapton in 1944 and played his last game 18 seasons later. In all, he played 586 League and cup games, scoring 16 goals. A wing-half he made his England amateur début against Wales at Dulwich Hamlet in 1947 and went on to win 32 caps. He was selected for the 1952 and 1956 Olympics and played in all three of Britain’s games in those two tournaments. He scored his only goal in the 9-0 win over Thailand in 1956. Having played in the Amateur Cup final in 1955, when Hendon lost to Bishop Auckland in what was their first final, he had the honour of skippering the side when Hendon won the trophy for the first time in 1960. He scored a dramatic equaliser from the edge of the box before Hendon went on to beat Kingstonian 2-1.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Football Men's Football Great Britain GBR 17T
1956 Summer 33 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
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Football Great Britain GBR Final Standings 17T 1952-07-15 0 0 0
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Football Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round Match #9 2 1952-07-16 LUX 5, GBR 3 0
1956 Summer 33 Melbourne Football Great Britain GBR Final Standings 5T 1956-11-23 1 0 0
1956 Summer 33 Melbourne Football Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1956-11-30 BUL 6, GBR 1 0
1956 Summer 33 Melbourne Football Great Britain GBR Round One Match #3 1 1956-11-26 GBR 9, THA 0 1
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