Arthur Caldwell (footballer, born 1913)

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Arthur Caldwell
Personal information
Full name Arthur John Caldwell[1]
Date of birth (1913-02-24)24 February 1913[1]
Place of birth Salford, England[1]
Date of death 26 July 1989(1989-07-26) (aged 76)[1]
Place of death Irlam, England[1]
Playing position Left-winger
Youth career
1932–1933 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1933–1935 Winsford United
1935–1939 Port Vale 92 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Arthur John Caldwell (24 February 1913 – 26 July 1989) was an English footballer. A left-winger noted for his pace, he played for Manchester United, Winsford United and Port Vale in the 1930s

Playing career[edit]

Caldwell played for Manchester United, (without making any first-team appearances) and Winsford United, and after a trial at Aston Villa joined Port Vale in May 1935.[1] He played one Second Division game for the club in the 1934–35 season.[1] He scored ten goals in 42 games in the 1935–36 season, the first one of note being against former employers Manchester United at Old Trafford in a 7–2 defeat.[1] He also scored the equalizer in a 2–2 draw with top-flight Sunderland at Roker Park that earned the "Valiants" a replay in the Third Round of the FA Cup.[1] However he was limited to just 13 Third Division North games in the 1936–37 season, scoring two goals, as he was struck down with injury.[1] He recovered to score ten goals in 35 league games in the 1937–38, including a hat-trick in a 5–1 win over Hartlepools United at The Old Recreation Ground on 9 October.[1] However he featured just four times in the Third Division South in the 1938–39 season, and left the club as World War II approached.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 51. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.