Jack Britto

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Jack Britto
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Personal information
Born (1926-08-16)16 August 1926
United Kingdom
Died 16 September 2013(2013-09-16) (aged 87)
London, England

Jack Britto (16 August 1926 – 16 September 2013) was a Pakistani Olympic field hockey player. Belonging to Karachi's Goan community,[1] he attended Saint Patrick's High School, Karachi where he was one of the star hockey players. He went on to play on the Pakistan National Hockey Team, where he played right half.[2]

Britto had excellent stick work, was a skilful dribbler and one of the best 'goal shooters' in the game. He later represented Pakistan in the Helsinki Olympics of 1952.[3][4]

From 1954 onwards Britto played for Malawi. He lived in Wimbledon, UK until his death.[5] Britto died in London on 15 September 2013.[6]

References

  1. ^ Fernandes, Naresh (2 October 2012). "Roots: The Goan theory of relativity". Live Mint. Retrieved 14 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Pakistan Hockey Team
  3. ^ The News 18 May 2008 Archived 20 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Pakistan Hockey Federation Archived 6 February 2003 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Dawn 16 September 2013
  6. ^ The News International 17 September 2013

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