Xenophon Casdagli

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Intercalated Games
Full nameXenophon Emmanuel•Casdagli
Used nameXenophon•Casdagli
Original nameΞενοφών•Κάσδαγλης
Other namesXenofon Kasdaglis
Born27 February 1880 in Al-Iskanderiya (Alexandria), Al-Iskanderiya (EGY)
Died2 May 1943 in Salford, England (GBR)
AffiliationsIfitos Kairou, Al-Qahira (EGY) / Kersal Tennis Club, Salford (GBR)
NOC Greece
Medals IG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2


Born in Egypt Xenophon Casdagli moved to England, where his father set up trade as a cotton merchant, at an early age. He and another brother, Theodore, continued their father’s business as Emmanuel Casdagli & Sons. Educated in England and France it was whilst studying in Paris that he partnered Vacherot to a French national doubles title in 1898.

Casdagli won three North of England doubles titles and was twice a singles finalist at the same event. He also partnered Charlotte Cooper to victory in the All-England mixed doubles championships in 1908, before the event became part of the official Wimbledon program, and repeated as mixed doubles champion in 1909 alongside Maude Garfit. Casdagli became a British citizen before 1901 although it is possible that he also held Greek citizenship.

He was also an accomplished hockey player who represented the USFSA (then the governing body of sport in France) against the English Hockey Association team during his time studying in France.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Tennis GRE Xenophon Casdagli
Singles, Men (Intercalated) =9
Doubles, Mixed (Intercalated) Aspasia Matsa 3 Bronze
Doubles, Men (Intercalated) Ioannis Ballis 2 Silver

Olympic family relations