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Arthur Grimsdell

Tottenham Hotspur FC

6 appearances, 0 goals

P 6 W 3 D 1 L 2 F 12: A 11
58% successful

1920-23

disciplined: none
captaincies:
three
minutes played:
540

Profile

Full name Arthur Grimsdell
Born 23 March 1894 in Lamb Yard, Watford, Hertfordshire [registered in Watford, June 1894].
Baptised 17 June 1894 in St. Mary's Church, Watford

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Arthur is the youngest of five children to William and Fanny.  They live at 209 High Street in Watford. His father is a farrier.

According to the 1911 census, Arthur is now one of three children who still live with their parents at 21 Carey Place in Watford. He works with his father at Smith & Farrier.

According to the 1939 register, Arthur, a newsagent and tobacconist, and Gwendoline M., are still married and are living at 20 Carey Place in Watford, along with at least one son, William R.
Married to Gwendolin Mary Adcock [registered in Watford, December 1922].
Died 12 March 1963, aged 68 years 354 days [registered in Watford, March 1963].
Height/Weight 5' 10½", 12st. 8lbs [1921].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Watford before playing for Watford St. Stephen's FC. Joined Watford FC as an amateur in 1909, turning professional in November 1911. Tottenham Hotspur FC signed Grimsdell in March 1912 for a £350 transfer fee. After 324 league appearances and 26 goals, he went to Clapton Orient FC as a player-secretary/manager from the 1929-30 close season.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1919-20; FA Cup winners 1920-21;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 390th players (392) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
First match No. 121, 15 March 1920, England 1 Wales 2, a British Championship match at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London, aged 25 years 358 days.
Last match No. 131, 5 March 1923, Wales 2 England 2, a British Championship match at Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, aged 28 years 347 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1919-20, 1920-21, 1922-23;
Team honours None
Individual honours England Victory (two appearances, 1919), England schoolboy (one appearance, 1908)
Distinctions Only the second player from Herfordshire to represent England, after Bob Hawkes. Brother of E.F. Grimsdell, an England amateur and Hertfordshire wicket-keeper 1922-47.

Beyond England

Was a director at Watford FC from 1945-51. He was also a sports outfiiter in the town. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.113.

 

Arthur Grimsdell - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 6 6 540 0 0 min 0 three 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 Grimsdell - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 5 3 1 1 12 8 +4 0 2 2.40 1.60 70.0 +2
Away 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 0.00 -1
All - British Championship 6 3 1 2 12 11 +1 1 2 2.00 1.833 58.3 +1

 

Arthur Grimsdell - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1919-20 2 1 0 1 6 6 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0
BC 1920-21 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 1 1 1.00 1.50 50.0 =0
BC 1922-23 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
BC All 6 3 1 2 12 11 +1 1 2 2.00 1.833 58.3 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 6 3 1 2 12 11 +1 1 2 2.00 1.833 58.3 +1
All 6 3 1 2 12 11 +1 1 2 2.00 1.833 58.3 +1

 

Arthur Grimsdell - Match History
 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 6 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 6 full capsx

Age 25
1 121 15 March 1920 - England 1 Wales 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London BC HL Start lh
Age 26
2 122 10 April 1920 - England 5 Scotland 4, Hillsborough, Sheffield BC HW Start lh
3 123 23 October 1920 - England 2 Ireland 0, Roker Park, Sunderland BC HW Start lh
Age 27
4 125 9 April 1921 - Scotland 3 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL Captain lh
Age 28
5 130 21 October 1922 - England 2 Ireland 0, The Hawthorns, West Bromwich BC HW Captain lh
6 131 5 March 1923 - Wales 2 England 2, Ninian Park, Cardiff HD Captain lh

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