Full name: Stanley Howard Shoveller
Born: September 2, 1881 in Kingston Hill, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: February 24, 1959 in Broadstone, Dorset, Great Britain
Affiliations: HWHC, London (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)
Stanley Shoveller, often called âShoveâ, was known as âThe Prince of Centre-Forwardsâ and was widely regarded as the âW. G. Grace of hockey.â He is the only Briton to win two Olympic hockey gold medals. He was firstly a member of the England team that won the tournament at London in 1908 when he was the second highest scorer with seven goals. Eight years later at Antwerp, he struck gold again and was top scorer when he scored 10 of Great Britainâs 17 goals. In 1922 he published a book about hockey.
Shoveller was educated at Kingston Grammar school and was one of the pioneers of hockey at the school and in 1897-98. He joined Hampstead Hockey Club at 18 and was selected for Surrey a year later. Shoveller won the first of his 29 England caps in 1902 and captained the side for more than 10 years until his retirement in 1921 at the age of 40. He scored 76 goals for England.
Shoveller became a successful City stockbroker on the London Stock Exchange. He served as a Captain with the Rifle Brigade 33rd London Regiment during the first world war and in 1915 was awarded the Military Cross.
|1908 Summer||26||London||Hockey||Men's Hockey||England-1||GBR||1||Gold|
|1920 Summer||38||Antwerpen||Hockey||Men's Hockey||Great Britain||GBR||1||Gold|
|1908 Summer||26||London||Hockey||England-1||GBR||Final Standings||1||1908-10-29||3||7|
|1908 Summer||26||London||Hockey||England-1||GBR||Final Round||Match 1/2||1||1908-10-31||England-1 8, Ireland-2 1||2|
|1908 Summer||26||London||Hockey||England-1||GBR||Semi-Finals||Match #2||1||1908-10-30||England-1 6, Scotland-3 1||2|
|1908 Summer||26||London||Hockey||England-1||GBR||Round One||Match #2||1||1908-10-29||England-1 10, France 1||3|
|1920 Summer||38||Antwerpen||Hockey||Great Britain||GBR||Final Standings||1||1920-09-01||2||10|
|1920 Summer||38||Antwerpen||Hockey||Great Britain||GBR||Round-Robin||Match #1||1||1920-09-01||GBR 5, DEN 1||2|
|1920 Summer||38||Antwerpen||Hockey||Great Britain||GBR||Round-Robin||Match #3||1||1920-09-03||GBR 12, BEL 1||8|