348 Arthur Watson

Biography

Full back Arthur Watson signed for City in the prime of his career in the 1939 close season and played in the first two games of the 1939/40 season. However the Football League was suspended on declaration of World War Two and fixtures already played were expunged. It wasn’t until his mid 30s in 1946 that Watson made his recorded debut for the Tigers and he was a near ever-present for most of that first season for City after the hostilities, scoring both his two goals for the Tigers in an October 1946 5-1 home win against New Brighton.

Born in South Hiendley near Barnsley, Watson played for Monckton Colliery until his early 20s when the lure of life as a professional footballer became more attractive than working in a coalmine. He signed for Lincoln City in 1934, moving on to Chesterfield in 1936. Watson served the Spireites, mostly the reserve side, for three years before joining the Tigers in 1939.

Watson retired from playing in the summer of 1947, remained in the Hull area and died in 1995.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 12 July 1913, South Hiendley
Hull City First Game: 31 August 1946, Lincoln City H (Division Three North), 33 years, 50 days old
Hull City Final Game: 26 April 1946, Accrington Stanley H (Division Three North), 33 years, 288 days old

Clubs

Monckton Colliery, Lincoln City (1934-1936), Chesterfield (1936-1939), Hull City (1939-1947)

Hull City Record

Career: 40 apps, 2 goals

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