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Horace Bailey

Full name: Horace Peter Bailey
Gender: Male
Born: July 3, 1881 in Derby, Derby, Great Britain
Died: August 1, 1960 in Biggleswade, Central Bedfordshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Leicester City, Leicester (GBR) / Birmingham City FC, Birmingham (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Football

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Apart from his three games in the 1908 Olympic tournament, Bailey kept goal for England in five full and eight amateur internationals. He made his amateur international début against Wales in February 1908 and three weeks later he won full international honors when the opponents were again Wales. His other full international caps came during England's tour of Central Europe in June 1908 and he made the last of his amateur international appearances in 1913. Bailey, who was employed by the Midland Railway as a rating official, was rather below the average height of first-class goalkeepers but he was the outstanding amateur keeper of his time. He first signed with [Derby County] in 1899 and then played for Ripley Athletic and Leicester Imperial before joining Leicester Fosse in 1907. He was the first player from the Leicester Fosse club to be capped, and played a major part in their promotion to the Division of the Football League at the end of the 1907-08 season. In 1910 he returned to Derby County to help them out of an injury crisis, but the following season he moved to Birmingham where he finished his playing days. In the three Olympic matches in 1908, Bailey only conceded one goal and that was an own goal – [Chapman], the English centre-half, deflected the ball into his own net in the match against Sweden.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 26 London Football Men's Football Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1908 Summer 26 London Football Great Britain GBR Final Standings 1 1908-10-19 0 0 0
1908 Summer 26 London Football Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 1908-10-24 GBR 2, DEN 0
1908 Summer 26 London Football Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1908-10-22 GBR 4, NED 0
1908 Summer 26 London Football Great Britain GBR Round One Match #2 1 1908-10-20 GBR 12, SWE 1
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