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Arthur Conan Doyle

Did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle play for Portsmouth football club?

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February 18, 2018 3:41PM

Yes. He played under the name A. C. Smith as an amateur goalkeeper for the team.

In a side note, he may have paid a tribute through the story 'The Adventure of the Missing-Three Quarter' when he named the dog in the story, Pompey, which is the nickname of the team.