Stanley Shoveller

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Olympic medal record
Men's field hockey
Representing United Kingdom Great Britain
( England)
Gold medal – first place 1908 London Team competition
Representing United Kingdom Great Britain
Gold medal – first place 1920 Antwerp Team competition

Stanley Howard Shoveller (2 September 1881 – 24 February 1959) was a field hockey player, who won a gold medal with the England team at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. Twelve years later, when Antwerp hosted the 1920 Summer Olympics, he once again won the gold medal with the Great Britain and Ireland squad, at age 39.[1][2]

Shoveller played his club hockey for Hampstead & Westminster. He was known as "the Prince of centre forwards" and "the immortal centre" for his prolific goal scoring - it's been estimated to be 'well over 500', remarkable in an era of 4-2-3-1 and sweepers.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greenhalgh, C (2014). Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club 1894 - 1969 (PDF). Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club. pp. 3, 4.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Stanley Shoveller Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  3. ^ Greenhalgh, C. Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club 1894 - 1969 (PDF). Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club. p. 4.