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Arsenal FC Profile

Club name Arsenal Football Club, since 1927
Previous names The Arsenal 1914-1927; Woolwich Arsenal 1891-1914; Royal Arsenal 1886-91;
Ground (s) Emirates Stadium, Ashburton Grove, London from 2006;  Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London 1914-2006;

Founded

1886 as Dial Square; turned professional 1891.
Colours Red shirts with white sleeves, white shorts, red stockings.
Domestic honours Football League Champions 1930-31, 1932-33, 1933-34, 1934-35, 1937-38, 1947-48, 1952-53, 1970-71, 1988-89, 1990-91, as FA Premiership 1997-98, 2001-02, 2003-04; 
FA Cup winners 1929-30, 1935-36, 1949-50, 1970-71, 1978-79, 1992-93, 1997-98, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2004-05; 
Football League Cup (Littlewoods) winners 1986-87, runners-up 1987-88, (Coca-Cola) winners 1992-93;
FA Charity Shield winners 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1938, 1948, 1953, 1998, 1999, joint-winners 1991, runners-up 1935, 1936, 1979, 1989, 1993, as FA Community Shield winners 2002, 2004, runners-up 2003, 2005;
European honours UEFA Fairs Cup winners 1969-70, as UEFA Cup runners-up 1999-2000;
European Cup-Winners' Cup winners 1993-94, runners-up 1979-80, 1994-95;
UEFA Champions League runners-up 2005-06;
International  honours None



"I remember that as a boy, there was only one club for me - Arsenal"
Ferenc Puskas - Hungary captain

Most Appearances

Player
No.
England Players Years Starts Subs Apps Capt Goals
Woolwich Arsenal F.C.
312 Ashcroft, James 1906 3 0 3 0 0
324 Coleman, John George 1907 1 0 1 0 0
346 Ducat, Andrew 1910 3 0 3 0 1
The Arsenal F.C.
451 Williamson, Ernest Clarke  1923 2 0 2 0 0
482 Butler, John Dennis 1924 1 0 1 0 0
519 Hulme, Joseph Harold Anthony 1927-33 9 0 9 0 4
Arsenal F.C.
526 Baker, Alfred 1927 1 0 1 0 0
470 Jack, David Bone Nightingale 1930-32 5 0 5 4 2
558 Roberts, Herbert 1931 1 0 1 0 0
567 Bastin, Clifford Sydney  1931-38 21 0 21 0 12
582 Hapgood, Edris Albert 1933-39 30 0 30 21 0
594 Moss, Frank 1934 5 0 5 0 0
604 Bowden, Edwin Raymond 1934-36 6 0 6 0 1
607 Drake, Edward Joseph 1934-38 5 0 5 0 6
584 Copping, Wilfred 1934-39 14 0 14 0 0
606 Male, George Charles 1934-39 19 0 19 6 0
618 Crayston, John William 1935-37 8 0 8 0 1
633 Kirchen, Alfred John 1937 3 0 3 0 2
656 Scott, Lawrence 1946-48 17 0 17 0 0
699 Smith, Lionel 1950-53 6 0 6 0 0
700 Compton, Leslie Harry 1950 2 0 2 0 0
713 Milton, Clement Arthur 1951 1 0 1 0 0
775 Clapton, Daniel Robert 1958 1 0 1 0 0
820 Eastham, George Edward 1963-66 19 0 19 0 2
788 Baker, Joseph Henry 1965 3 0 3 0 2
854 McNab, Robert 1968-69 3 1 4 0 0
858 Radford, John 1969-71 1 1 2 0 0
872 Storey, Peter Edwin 1971-73 19 0 19 0 0
837 Ball, Alan James 1972-75 18 1 19 6 1
884 Blockley, Jeffrey Paul 1972 1 0 1 0 0
921 Rimmer, John James 1976 1 0 1 0 0
929 Talbot, Brian Ernest 1980 1 0 1 0 0
946 Sunderland, Alan 1980 1 0 1 0 0
937 Sansom, Kenneth Graham 1980-88 77 0 77 0 1
950 Rix, Graham 1980-84 12 5 17 0 0
935 Woodcock, Anthony Stewart 1982-86 12 6 18 0 9
928 Mariner, Paul 1984-85 2 0 2 0 0
936 Anderson, Vivian Alexander 1984-87 16 0 16 0 2
998 Adams, Tony Alexander 1987-2000 66 0 66 15 5
* Match No. 709, 15 February 1995, was abandoned because of crowd violence after 27 minutes with the Republic of Ireland leading 1-0, although caps were awarded, no official result was reached.
1004 Rocastle, David Carlyle 1988-92 10 4 14 0 0
1009 Thomas, Michael Lauriston 1988-89 2 0 2 0 0
1010 Smith, Alan Martin 1988-92 7 6 13 0 2
1011 Marwood, Brian 1988 0 1 1 0 0
1018 Winterburn, Nigel 1989-93 0 2 2 0 0
1021 Dixon, Lee Michael 1990-99 21 1 22 0 0
1007 Seaman, David Andrew 1990-2002 71 1 72 1 0
* Match No. 709, 15 February 1995, was abandoned because of crowd violence after 27 minutes with the Republic of Ireland leading 1-0, although caps were awarded, no official result was reached.
1034 Merson, Paul Charles 1991-97 6 9 15 0 1
1022 Wright, Ian Edward 1992-98 13 14 27 0 9
1039 Keown, Martin Raymond 1993-2002 30 4 34 1 1
1055 Bould, Stephen Andrew 1994 2 0 2 0 0
1019 Platt, David Andrew 1995-96 4 3 7 2 1
1089 Parlour, Raymond 1999-2000 3 7 10 0 0
1106 Cole, Ashley 2001-06 51 0 51 0 0
1101 Wright, Richard Ian 2001 0 1 1 0 0
1074 Campbell, Sulzeer Jeremiah 2001-06 26 3 29 1 1
1124 Jeffers, Francis 2003 0 1 1 0 1
1142 Walcott, Theo 2006 0 1 1 0 0
57 Total 1906-2006 662 72 734 57 67

Notes

The record is still held by Arsenal, the club side of seven players who lined up for England in the 3-2 friendly match win against reigning World Cup champions Italy at, fittingly enough, Arsenal Stadium in Highbury, London on 14 November 1934.  So unfriendly was the match that it became infamous as "the Battle of Highbury."  

Five Arsenal players were originally selected:  Frank Moss in goal, captain Eddie Hapgood at left back, Wilf Copping at left halfback, Ray Bowden at inside right and Cliff "Boy" Bastin at inside left.  When original choices Tom "Snowy" Cooper, the Derby County right back, and Fred Tilson, the Manchester City centre-forward, were injured the Saturday before the Wednesday Italy encounter, a sixth Arsenal player, right back George Male, and Tottenham Hotspur forward George Hunt were selected to replace them.  Hunt, too, then had to withdraw, and the selectors then turned to a seventh Arsenal player, centre-forward Ted Drake, to replace him.

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