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Arthur Prest

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Full nameJohn Arthur•Prest
Used nameArthur•Prest
Born28 February 1880 in York, York, England (GBR)
Died1950 in Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough, England (GBR)
AffiliationsSouth Bank F.C., Middlesbrough (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Arthur Prest was a goalscoring centre-half and captain of the Middlesbrough-based South Bank FC in the Northern League and he played for them in two FA Amateur Cup finals. At Bishop Auckland in 1910 they were beaten 2-1 by RMLI Gosport but he collected a winners’ medal in 1913 when South Bank beat Oxford City 1-0 in a replay. He won his only England amateur cap in the 12-2 win over Netherlands in December 1907 and the following year was one of the reserves for the Stockholm Olympics but he did not travel with the main squad.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Football (Football) GBR Arthur Prest
Football, Men (Olympic) Great Britain DNS