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John Payne

Full name: James Esdon "John" Payne
Gender: Male
Born: December 3, 1889
Died: August 28, 1942 in Leytonstone, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Leytonstone FC, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Football


John Payne was an inspirational leader on the football field and captained many of the sides he played for including the Essex County side, the Isthmian League side, and his club side, Leytonstone. A full-back, he made his England début in the 9-0 thrashing of Wales at Merthyr in January 1920 and seven months later he travelled to Antwerp as a member of the Great Britain Olympic squad. After a long career with the Essex club he retired from playing in 1924 and immediately continued to serve Leytonstone as a member of the club committee. A former sergeant in the Training Reserve Battalion during the War, Payne died in 1942 at the age of 52.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Football Men's Football Great Britain GBR 8T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Football Great Britain GBR Final Standings 8T 1920-08-28 0 0 0
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Football Great Britain GBR Round One Match #2 2 1920-08-28 NOR 3, GBR 1 0
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