Ronald Brebner

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Ronald Brebner
Football at the 1912 Summer Olympics - UK squad.JPG
Brebner was part of Great Britain's 1912 Olympic gold medal winning football team
Personal information
Full name Ronald Gilchrist Brebner
Date of birth (1881-09-23)23 September 1881
Place of birth Darlington, England
Date of death 14 November 1914(1914-11-14) (aged 33)
Place of death Leicester, England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1906–1907 Chelsea 1 (0)
1911–1912 Huddersfield Town 23 (0)
1912–1913 Chelsea 17 (0)
1913–1914 Leicester Fosse 14 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Ronald Gilchrist "Ron" Brebner (23 September 1881 – 14 November 1914) was an English amateur football player who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics in London and 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden.

Brebner was born in Darlington. He was the goalkeeper of the English team, which won the gold medal in the football tournament. He played all three matches.[1]

He died young as a result of a football injury. He sustained head injuries whilst guarding the Leicester Fosse goal. He had two spells at Chelsea, and also played club football for Stockton & the Northern Nomads amateur teams as well as for Huddersfield Town.[2]