Chesters, Arthur

Birth Date

14th February 1910


Pendleton, Lancashire



Biographical Text

Goalkeeper Arthur Chesters played for Exeter City between 1933 and 1937. He joined the club from Manchester United and later played for Crystal Palace. He was a member of the Exeter City team that defeated Torquay United to win the Division Three (South) Cup in May 1934.

Arthur commenced his career with Manchester United in 1929 and featured in nine league games before signing for Exeter City in the summer of 1933 initially as understudy to Arthur Davies.

Eventually making his debut in the game at Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic in January 1934, he held his place for the following four games and subsequently totalled nine league appearances for the season. Arthur won a more regular place in the Grecians line-up in 1934/35 (31 appearances) and added another 29 outings during the following season and 26 in 1936/37. 

After leaving Exeter, Arthur signed for Crystal Palace where he added made 80 league appearances up until the outbreak of the Second World War. He played a few wartime games for Leicester City as a guest and, by 1945/46 was on the books at Rochdale.

He was licensee of the Langworthy Hotel in Pendleton, Manchester in the 1950s and occasionally came back to watch the Grecians before his death in the Salford area on 23 March 1963.





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