Phoenix, Arthur

Birth Date

5th March 1902


Patricroft, Lancashire



Biographical Text

Previously with Birmingham City and Aston Villa,  Arthur Phoenix made around fifty league appearances for Exeter City between 1926 and 1929 after signing from Barnsley. He later played for Wigan Borough, Torquay United and Mansfield Town.

Arthur played for Hadfield and then Glossop before signing for Birmingham City in May 1923 where he enjoyed three league outings. At the end of the 1923/24 season he moved to Aston Villa and later signed for Barnsley. 

Moving to Exeter City for the 1926-27 season, Arthur made his debut and scored in the 4-4 draw at Norwich City in September 1926. Appearing 16 times in the league in his first season - scoring seven times - he made 28 appearances (2 goals) in 1927/28 but just eight in his third campaign with the club. 

Released on a free transfer in 1929, Arthur had a season with Wigan Borough (25 league appearances) and spent a few months with Bath City before returning to the Football League with Torquay United in 1930/31 (18 league matches) and then Mansfield Town ahead of playing for Racing Club de Paris, Sandbach Ramblers, Shelbourne, Brierley Hill Alliance, Ballymena United and Mossley.

Arthur died on 3 April 1979.







Jon Gibbes

ALBERT not Arthur:

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