Hydes, Arthur

Birth Date

24th November 1910


Barnsley, England



Biographical Text

Playing for local side, Ardsley United, Hydes was signed as an amateur by Barnsley in 1928. He then had a trial at Southport the following May before joining Ardsley Athletic.

Leeds United signed Hydes in May 1930, and he went on to score an impressive 74 goals in just 127 league appearances. He was the top scorer at Elland Road for three consecutive seasons. He is described as pocket battleship of a centre forward, he was only 5 ft 8 inches tall.

Hydes then moved on to Newport County in May 1938, where he added a further 13 goals in 27 league starts.

During the Second World War, he guested for Barnsley, Bradford City, Nottingham Forest and York City.

After the War, Hydes signed for Exeter City from Newport County and made his debut against Bristol City at St James’ Park in a Division three South Cup (Southern Section) fixture in February 1946.

He featured in the opening four Third Division South matches of the 1946-47 season, and a number of Southern League fixtures, but then requested his release from the Grecians in January 1947, stating that a succession of injuries had persuaded him it was time to retire from playing.

Arthur died in Barnsley in June 1990.




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