Full name: Edmund Haydn Giraud
Born: November 29, 1880 in Ä°zmir, Ä°zmir, Turkey
Died: February 11, 1960 in Ä°zmir, Ä°zmir, Turkey
Affiliations: Smyrna Football Club, Ä°zmir (TUR)
Related Olympians: Cousin of Donald Whittall; Brother of Jim Giraud; Brother-in-law of Edward Whittall; Cousin of Edward Whittall; Brother-in-law of Godfrey Whittall; Cousin of Godfrey Whittall; Brother-in-law of Albert Whittall; Cousin of Albert Whittall; Cousin of Herbert Whittall; Cousin of Percy La Fontaine.
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Edmund Giraud played for Syrna in the 1906 Olympic football tournament and won a silver medal. He was born in the Levant community at Smyrna (now Izmir) in what was the Ottoman Empire, now known as Turkey.
His brother Jacques was also in the team, as were his six cousins Donald, Herbert, Albert, Godfrey and Edward Whitall, and Percy la Fontaine. Albert, Godfrey and Edward were also his brothers-in-law as Edmund married their sister Ruth â his first cousin.
Edmund was the general manager of the Oriental Carpet Company, the family business established in 1907 with one of his other brothers, Harold, being one of the co-founders. They exported Turkish carpets around the world.
A keen piano player, in the early 1950s he imported a large organ with 5,000 pipes from Germany. After his death it was donated to the Turkish Government and was eventually installed in the Presidentâs Symphony Orchestra in Ankara.
|1906 Summer||25||Athina||Football||Men's Football||Smyrna||FRA||2||Silver|
|1906 Summer||25||Athina||Football||Smyrna||FRA||Final Standings||2||1906-04-23||0|
|1906 Summer||25||Athina||Football||Smyrna||FRA||Final Round||Match 2/3||1||1906-04-25||Smyrna 3, ThessalonÃki-1 0|
|1906 Summer||25||Athina||Football||Smyrna||FRA||Semi-Finals||Match #2||2||1906-04-23||DEN 5, Smyrna 1|