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.

He played for Hadfield and then Glossop before signing for Birmingham City in May 1923. At the end of the 1923-24 season, he moved to Aston Villa, having made three league outings for Birmingham. He then played for Barnsley, and moved to Exeter City for the 1926-27 season.

He made his debut for the Grecians and scored in the 4-4 draw at Norwich City in September 1926. Never a regular he was to remain at City for three seasons before being released on a free transfer.

Phoenix then had one 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 Phoenix died on 3 April 1979.







Jon Gibbes

ALBERT not Arthur:

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