Arthur Berry (footballer)

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Olympic medal record
Men's football
Representing  Great Britain
Gold medal – first place 1908 London Team competition
Gold medal – first place 1912 Stockholm Team competition
Football at the 1912 Summer Olympics - UK squad.JPG

Arthur Berry (3 January 1888 – 15 March 1953)[1] was an English amateur footballer who competed in the 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics.

Berry studied at Denstone College and Wadham College, Oxford.[1][2] He played for Oxford University A.F.C., and earned two Blues in 1907 and 1908.[3]

He was part of the teams which won the gold medals in the football tournaments in 1908 and 1912. The team was identical to the England national amateur football team, and opinion is divided as to whether it should be referred to as a Great Britain team. In the 1908 tournament he played alongside Kenneth Hunt, who had been his teammate in the 1907 Varsity football match.[4]

He also played for Liverpool, Fulham, Everton, Wrexham, Northern Nomads and Oxford City. He played for England's amateur team in 24 matches between 1908 and 1913.

Berry ended his playing career in October 1914 when he became a barrister. He later served as chairman and director at Liverpool F.C.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Daily Post, Liverpool FC's Javier Mascherano wants gold, 2008-08-22, Retrieved 2010-02-14 Archived 14 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Liverpool Echo Merseyside's 100 Olympians: No. 32 Arthur Berry, one of the great unsung heroes of Merseyside football. Published 25 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2015
  3. ^ "Arthur Berry". Archived from the original on 29 August 2008. Retrieved 1 December 2008.
  4. ^ "35th Varsity match". Archived from the original on 7 September 2008. Retrieved 1 December 2008.

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