Georges Hebdin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGeorges•Hebdin
Used nameGeorges•Hebdin
Nick/petnamesGeorgy
Other namesGeorge Hebden
Born19 April 1889 in ? (BEL)
Died23 March 1970
AffiliationsUnion Saint-Gilloise, Forest (BEL)
NOC Belgium

Biography

Georges Hebdin was born to British parents in Belgium as George Hebden, and therefore was not allowed to play for the Belgium national team after 1909, although he had already earned three caps. In 1913 he was allowed to resume his international career because he had by then lived in Belgium for 10 years. Later, World War I caused a second break of several years in his career. Even with these breaks he won a total of 12 caps from 1908-20. His last international match came at Antwerpen in 1920 against Spain in the quarter-finals of the Olympic tournament. With his team from Union Saint-Gilloise, Hebdin was Belgian Champion four times (1907, 1909, 1910, 1913) and Cup winner twice (1913-14) before World War I. In total, he played 211 matches in the First Division and scored 81 goals.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Football (Football) BEL Georges Hebdin
Football, Men (Olympic) Belgium 1 Gold