McArthur, Ted

Birth Date

30th April 1908


Cowdenbeath, Fife



Biographical Text

Originally with Raith Rovers, Ted McArthur had two seasons with Exeter City in the mid-1930s after signing from Middlesbrough. After a subsequent season with Torquay United he returned to Raith Rovers. 

Ted was given a chance in the Scottish League by Raith Rovers after playing for Kirkcaldy side Crossgates Primrose. He was a regular in the Raith team before being signed by Middlesbrough in the summer of 1933.

Twelve months later, and without having played a league match for Boro’, Ted joined Exeter City where he made his debut against Newport County in on 25 August 1934. He was to score five goals in 15 league appearances in his first season with the City and then added a further 8 league outings and two goals in 1935/36.

Ted made the short move to Torquay United in 1936/37 but, after one season at Plainmoor, returned to his former club Raith Rovers. By the mid-1950s he was working in an aircraft factory in the Midlands.







Anna Burton/ McArthur

I am Eddy's daughter. He was never known as Ted in my lifetime,  Eddy or Mac. 


Eddy played for Lockheed Leamington during the war seasons and also a couple of games during the 1949/50 season. Are you in touch with Eddys daughter? It would be nice to know a bit more about him. What brought him to Leamington spa. 

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