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Arthur Cunliffe

Blackburn Rovers FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 1 L 0 F 1: A 0
75% successful

1932

disciplined: none
Captain:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Arthur Cunliffe
Born 5 February 1909 in Little Scotland, Blackrod, Lancashire [registered in Wigan, March 1909].

Birth notes

Initially thought to have been born in Blackpool, but this appears to have been a type-error. The 1911 census return confirms that Cunliffe was born in Blackrod.

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, Arthur is the sixth of seven children to Nathan and Fanny, living at 30 Little Scotland in Blackrod. His father was a haulage hand at the colliery.

According to the 1939 register, Arthur, a professional footballer, is married to Eileen, and are living with The Ollerton's at 12 Mayfield Avenue in Adlington. 
Married to Eileen Mort (b.29 March 1912) [registered in Wigan, March 1933].
Died 28 August 1986 in Bournemouth, Dorset, aged 77 years 204 days [registered in Bournemouth, August 1986].
Height/Weight 5' 7½", 10st. 8lbs [1930], 5' 8", 11st. 0lbs [1938].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Played for Adlington FC when he was only fourteen years old. Chorley FC followed in 1927, before joining Blackburn Rovers FC as an outside-right on 12 January 1928. After covering the opposite flank because of illness, he made the outside-left berth his own, such was his success. Scored 47 goals in 129 league appearances, before he joined Aston Villa FC, alongside Ronnie Dix on 2 May 1933 for a 'substantial' fee, making 69 league appearances and scoring eleven goals. Then Middlesbrough FC paid a £3000 transfer fee for him at midnight, 27 December 1935. Following just 27 league appearances, in which he scored five times, he was placed on the transfer list on 19 April 1937, he was signed by Burnley FC on 26 April, but made just nine league appearances. Signed for Hull City AFC a year later, on 14 June 1938. He scored twenty goals in 42 league appearances. Represented the Army during the war, who sold him to Rochdale FC on 31 October 1945, without a fee. His registration would return to Hull at the commencement of the League programme, however, he remained at Rochdale the following season. He hung up his boots, after 23 league appearances and five goals, when he was appointed the club's trainer in July 1947.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1927-28; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1928;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number 573rd player to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 182, 17 October 1932, England 1 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Bloomfield Road, Revoe, Blackpool, aged 23 years 255 days.
Last match No. 183, 16 November 1932, Wales 0 England 0, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 23 years 285 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1932-33;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Cousin of Jimmy Cunliffe

Beyond England

A cotton mill worker before he took up football professionally. Became a sergeant instructor in Lancashire during the war. Spent his latter years in Bournemouth. He left Rochdale on 24 July 1950, when he was appointed the trainer at Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic FC, and then the club's physiotherapist from 1971 until 1974, when he retired. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.81.

 

Arthur Cunliffe - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 2 180 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Arthur Cunliffe - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All - British Championship 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 1 2 0.50 0.00 75.0 +1

 

Arthur Cunliffe - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1932-33 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 1 2 0.50 0.00 75.0 +1
BC All 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 1 2 0.50 0.00 75.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 1 2 0.50 0.00 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 1 2 0.50 0.00 75.0 +1

 

Arthur Cunliffe - Match History
 
 Club: Blackburn Rovers F.C. - two full appearances (180 min)

Coach: F.A. International Selection Committee - two full appearanceess (180 min)x


Age 23
1 182 17 October 1932 - England 1 Ireland 0, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool BC HW Start ol
2 183 16 November 1932 - Wales 0 England 0, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD Start ol
   

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