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Claude Buckenham

Full name: Claude Percival Buckenham
Gender: Male
Born: January 16, 1876 in Herne Hill, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: February 23, 1937 in Dundee, Dundee City, Great Britain
Affiliations: Upton Park FC, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Football

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Having previously played for Leyton, Woodford, Chelsmford and Essex, Percy Buckenham joined Upton Park in 1897 and played at right-back for the Upton Park team which won the 1900 Olympic soccer tournament but he as much better known as a cricketer. After attending Alleyn’s School he became a prominent sportsman in the Leyton area, playing for Leyton and Essex at football and in 1899 making his début for the Essex country cricket team. Tall and sparely built, Buckenham was one of the deadliest fast bowlers of his time and went on the MCC tour of South Africa in 1909-10, where he played in four of the five Test matches. His career as a country cricketer ended in 1914 when he became the professional to Forfarshire, and after serving the war with the Royal Garrison Artillery he became the coach at Repton School. (Extra information was supplied by Peter Hamersley, Upton Park FC Historian)


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 24 Paris Football Men's Football Upton Park FC GBR 1 Gold

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1900 Summer 24 Paris Football Upton Park FC GBR Final Standings 1 1900-09-20 0
1900 Summer 24 Paris Football Upton Park GBR Final Round Match #1 1 1900-09-20 Upton Park 4, USFSA 0 0
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