George Edwin Cooke

George Edwin Cooke (February 17, 1883 – June 3, 1969) was an American amateur soccer player who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics.[1][2] He was born and died in St. Louis, Missouri.[3]

Olympic medal record
Men's Soccer
Bronze medal – third place 1904 St. Louis Team competition

In 1904 he was a member of the St. Rose Parish team, which won the bronze medal in the soccer tournament. He played all three matches as a fullback. His younger brother Thomas was also member of the bronze medal team, but he broke his leg during the first game with Galt F.C. and was replaced with Johnson in the later games.[4][5]

Outside of soccer, Cooke worked for the Liggett Group for over 50 years.[3] Cooke married Anna Sullivan, with whom he had nine children who survived him. His funeral was held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in St. Louis, and he was interred in that city's Calvary Cemetery.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "George Cooke". Olympedia. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  2. ^ Mallon, Bill (1999). The 1904 Olympic Games: Results for All Competitors in All Events. With Commentary. Jefferson (North Carolina): McFarland & Company. p. 136. ISBN 0-7864-0550-3.
  3. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "George Cooke". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on December 4, 2016. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  4. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Tom Cooke". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on December 4, 2016.
  5. ^ IFFHS archive
  6. ^ "Obituaries: Cooke", St. Louis Post-Dispatch (June 3, 1969), p. 15.

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