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Percy La Fontaine

Full name: Percy Charles La Fontaine
Gender: Male
Born: 1888 in Ä°zmir, Ä°zmir, Turkey
Died: August 24, 1914 in Tabriz, Azarbaijan Sharqi, Iran
Affiliations: Smyrna Football Club, Ä°zmir (TUR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Football

Related Olympians: Cousin of Donald Whittall; Cousin of Herbert Whittall; Cousin of Albert Whittall; Cousin of Godfrey Whittall; Cousin of Edward Whittall; Cousin of Jim Giraud; Cousin of Edmund Giraud.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Although born in the Levant at Smyrna (now Izmir, Turkey) Percy La Fontaine was educated at Uppingham School in England. He almost certainly played football during his time at Uppingham and in 1906 was part of the Smyrna team that went to Athens for the intercalated Olympic Games and they came away with a silver medal although the Levantines usually played football for fun.

Percy's mother was Edith Whittall. She was one of 13 children of James Whittall and eight of his grandchildren were in the Smyrna team at the Olympics. In additon to Percy, there were his cousins Edmund and Jim Giraud and five Whittalls\: Albert, Edward, Godfrey, Donald and Herbert. Percy died in Persia (now Iran) in 1914 when only 27 years of age.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer Athina Football Men's Football Smyrna GBR 2 Silver

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1906 Summer Athina Football Smyrna GBR Final Standings 2 1906-04-23 0
1906 Summer Athina Football Smyrna GBR Final Round Match 2/3 1 1906-04-25 Smyrna 3, Thessaloníki-1 0
1906 Summer Athina Football Smyrna GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1906-04-23 DEN 5, Smyrna 1
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