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Maurice Edelston (27 April 1918 - 30 January 1976) was a British
footballer, who later became a sports commentator. Born in Hull,
England, he was son of the Hull City footballer Joe Edelston. At
the age of 18, he played in the football tournament in the 1936
Berlin Olympics for Great Britain. He played League football with
Fulham and Brentford and in 1939 he was signed Reading where his
father was manager, and played for them successfully as an inside
forward until 1952. Although an amateur, he played unofficial
wartime internationals for England. He finished his football career
at Northampton Town in 1953. Around the late 1950s he went into
broadcasting and was a regular BBC radio commentator by 1960.
During the 1960s he also commentated for BBC television and
Southern Television. Although most of his commentaries were on
football, he also covered tennis, especially Wimbledon.
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