Arthur Atkins (footballer)


Arthur Atkins (footballer)

Infobox Football biography
playername = Arthur Atkins


fullname = Arthur Walter Atkins
dateofbirth = 21 February, 1925
cityofbirth = Tokyo
countryofbirth = Japan
dateofdeath = death date and age|1988|1|7|1925|2|21
cityofdeath = Sutton Coldfield
countryofdeath = England
height =
position = Centre-half
youthyears =
youthclubs = Paget Rangers
years = 1948–1954
1954–1956
clubs = Birmingham City
Shrewsbury Town
caps(goals) = 97 (0)
16 (0)

Arthur Walter Atkins (21 February, 19257 January, 1988) was an English professional footballer who played as a centre-half. Born in Tokyo, his parents having business in Japan, he was educated in Erdington where he was spotted by Second Division club Birmingham City. He played over 100 games for the club in all competitions, and played a big part in the club reaching the 1951 FA Cup semifinal. He later played for Shrewsbury Town. He died in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire aged 62.

References

*cite book
author=Matthews, Tony |title=Birmingham City: A Complete Record |year=1995 |publisher=Breedon Books |location=Derby |pages=p. 69 |isbn=1-85983-010-2

* [http://www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com/shrewsbury/shrewsbury.htm Shrewsbury Town] at [http://www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com/ Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database]

Persondata
NAME = Atkins, Arthur
ALTERNATIVE NAMES = Atkins, Arthur Walter
SHORT DESCRIPTION = Professional footballer
DATE OF BIRTH = 1925-02-21
PLACE OF BIRTH = Tokyo, Japan
DATE OF DEATH = 1988-01-07
PLACE OF DEATH = Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England


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