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Daniel Pettit

Daniel Pettit
Personal information
Full nameDaniel Eric Arthur Pettit
Date of birth(1915-02-19)19 February 1915
Place of birthEngland
Date of death28 July 2010(2010-07-28) (aged 95)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
Cambridge University?(?)
National team
1936Great Britain1(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Sir Daniel Eric Arthur Pettit (19 February 1915 – 28 July 2010) was an English footballer and industrialist.

Having graduated from Quarry Bank High School in 1934, Pettit made a name for himself playing amateur football for Cambridge University, where he was reading History at Fitzwilliam House. Whilst still at university he represented Great Britain at the 1936 Summer Olympics.[1]

He subsequently became a distinguished industrialist, serving as chairman of the National Freight Corporation from 1971 to 1978, and Director of Lloyds Bank from 1977 to 1985. He was knighted for his services to industry in 1974.

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  • Brief biography of Daniel Pettit
  • Mention of Daniel Pettit's 93rd birthday
  • Daniel Pettit's obituary


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