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Dan Carroll

Full name: Daniel Brendon "Dan" Carroll
Gender: Male
Born: February 17, 1887 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died: August 5, 1956 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Affiliations: St.George's / Stanford University
Country: ANZ Australasia, USA United States
Sport: Rugby

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)


When Dan Carroll played on the winning Australian team at the 1908 Olympics he set a record, which has not yet been broken, of being the youngest player ever to win international honors at rugby football. In 1909, Carroll first visited America with the Australian rugby team and, when the Australians visited the West Coast again in 1912, Carroll stayed on in California and enrolled at Stanford. He was on the Stanford rugby team for four years and also played on the soccer team but, although he had been an outstanding sprinter at home, he did not make the Stanford track team. At the 1908 Olympics the Australians utilized his speed by playing him in the center, but at the 1920 Olympics Carroll himself decided, as player-coach, to play in the scrum-half position where his tactical knowledge could be put to its best use. After Stanford, Carroll furthered his education at Oxford and the Royal School of Mines in England. In 1921 he took up an appointment with Standard Oil and remained with the company until his retirement. During World War I he served as a captain in the U.S. Infantry and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 21 London Rugby Men's Rugby Australasia ANZ 1 Gold
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Rugby Men's Rugby United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Rugby

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result Position PTS T C P DG GFM
1908 Summer 21 London Rugby Australasia ANZ Final Round Match 1/2 1 1908-10-26 ANZ 32, Cornwall 3 Back 6 2 0 0 0
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Rugby United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1920-09-05 USA 8, FRA 0 0 0 0 0 0
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