Daniel Pettit

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Daniel Pettit
Personal information
Full name Daniel Eric Arthur Pettit
Date of birth (1915-02-19)19 February 1915
Place of birth England
Date of death 28 July 2010(2010-07-28) (aged 95)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Cambridge University ? (?)
National team
1936 Great Britain 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Sir Daniel Eric Arthur Pettit (19 February 1915 – 28 July 2010) was an English footballer and industrialist.

Having graduated from Quarry Bank High School in 1934, Pettit made a name for himself playing amateur football for Cambridge University, where he was reading History at Fitzwilliam House. Whilst still at university he represented Great Britain in Football at the 1936 Summer Olympics.[1]

He taught at Highgate School from 1939 until December 1947 and subsequently became a distinguished industrialist, serving as chairman of the National Freight Corporation from 1971 to 1978, and Director of Lloyds Bank from 1977 to 1985. He was knighted for his services to industry in 1974.


  1. ^ "Daniel Pettit". Sports Reference. Retrieved 10 November 2009. 

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