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Ronald Brebner

Full name: Ronald Gilchrist Brebner
Gender: Male
Born: September 23, 1881 in Darlington, Darlington, Great Britain
Died: November 11, 1914 in Chiswick, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Stockton FC, Stockton-on-Tees (GBR) / Northern Nomads, Manchester (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Football

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


After qualifying as a dental surgeon at Edinburgh University, Ronald Brebner played for a wide variety of football clubs as he moved around the country establishing himself in his profession. At various times he played for [Sunderland], [Queens Park Rangers], [London Caledonians], Northern Nomads, Wanders, Darlington, Elgin City, Stockton, [Huddersfield Town], [Chelsea] and [Leicester Fosse]. He kept goal for England in 23 amateur internationals, but although he played in the South vs. North England trial match in 1912, he never won full international honors. Brebner made just one league appearance for Chelsea in the 1906-07 season, but when he returned to Stamford Bridge four years later he was, when available, the first choice goalkeeper and played in 17 league matches and one cup tie. He played for Great Britain in all three matches in the 1912 Olympics but two years after winning his gold medal he died, at the age of 33. On 26 December 1913 (Boxing Day), while with Leicester Fosse, he had been carried off the field at Lincoln with an injury which ended his playing career and contributed significantly to his early death ten months later.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm 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
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Football Great Britain GBR Final Standings 1 1912-06-29 0 0 0
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Football Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 1912-07-04 GBR 4, DEN 2
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Football Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1912-07-02 GBR 4, FIN 0
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Football Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1912-06-30 GBR 7, HUN 0
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