Portsmouth Football Club Captain
Gold Medal Winner 1912 Olympics
Arthur Egerton Knight played football as a schoolboy and joined Godalming after leaving school. He began working for an insurance company and, through his job, moved to Portsmouth in 1908. Pompey snapped up the left back and he spent a season in the reserves before making his first team debut in Southern League Division One and, but for an injury, would have led the side in their first Football League fixture. He played all three matches for the gold medal winning English team in the 1912 Summer Olympics and also played for England in the 1920 Summer Olympics.
He earned 30 amateur international caps and captained England on one occasion playing left back against Ireland in 1919. The matched ended in a 1-1 draw. He also won a cap for the full England side against Northern Ireland in 1920.
Arthur Knight played four times for Hampshire Cricket Club as an amateur batsman either side of the Great War captaining twice in 1921 and 1923. After he left Portsmouth Football Club in 1922 he played for the legendary Corinthians Amateur Club who granted him lifetime membership.