Arnold Bliss

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Arnold Bliss
Personal information
Full name Arnold Percy Donald Bliss[1]
Date of birth (1909-11-08)8 November 1909[1]
Place of birth Wolstanton, England[1]
Date of death 1 December 1975(1975-12-01) (aged 66)[1]
Place of death Birmingham, England[1]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1929–1933 Port Vale 9 (0)
West Ham United
Stalybridge Celtic
Stafford Rangers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Arnold Percy Donald Bliss (8 November 1909 – 1 December 1975) was an English footballer who played as a defender for Dartford, Port Vale, West Ham United, Stalybridge Celtic, Rochdale, and Stafford Rangers.

Playing career[edit]

Bliss played for Dartford before joining Second Division side Port Vale in October 1929.[1] He made his debut in a 2–1 defeat to Charlton Athletic at The Valley on 7 November 1931 and jockeyed with Jack Round for the number 5 jersey throughout the season; Round won this battle and kept Bliss to just six appearances.[1] In the next season Bliss filled in for George Shenton on three occasions before being released from The Old Recreation Ground in April 1933.[1] After a trial with West Ham United, he moved on to Stalybridge Celtic, Rochdale and Stafford Rangers.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 32. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.