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Alfred Chalk

Full name: Alfred Ernest Chalk
Gender: Male
Born: November 27, 1874 in Plaistow, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: June 25, 1954 in Herne Bay, Kent, Great Britain
Affiliations: Upton Park FC, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Football

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Alf Chalk was well known in London football circles at the turn of the century. He played for Upton Park between 1893 and 1902, having also played for Ilford, Barking Rovers, Barking Woodville, and Essex County, and was right-half for Upton Park when they won the gold medal in the 1900 Olympics. According to the limited reports which reached London from Paris, Chalk was one of the Olympic side’s outstanding players. He was one of 18 children of a railway station manager and followed in his father’s profession by becoming a railway clerk. Two of his brothers, Fred and Ernest, also played football and the three siblings were in the Barking Woodville side that won the Essex Senior Cup in 1896. Alf had won it the previous year with Upton Park. (Extra information was supplied by Peter Hamersley, Upton Park FC Historian)


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 25 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 25 Paris Football Upton Park FC GBR Final Standings 1 1900-09-20 0
1900 Summer 25 Paris Football Upton Park GBR Final Round Match #1 1 1900-09-20 Upton Park 4, USFSA 0 0
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