Arthur Reeves

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Arthur Reeves
Personal information
Full name Arthur Reeves[1]
Date of birth 1837
Place of birth Stoke-upon-Trent, England[1]
Date of death 1915 (aged 77–78)[1]
Teams managed
Years Team
1892–1895 Stoke

Arthur Reeves (1837 – 1915) was an English football manager who managed Stoke.[1]


Reeves was born in Stoke-upon-Trent and took over as manager of Stoke in January 1892 from the departed Joseph Bradshaw.[1] After four months in charge Reeves knew he had a lot of work to do as Stoke finished next to bottom of the First Division in 1891–92.[1] But after a lot of hard work and a lot of effort on Reeves' part, the players responded and at the end of the next campaign Stoke claimed a welcome mid-table position.[1] Reeves' gambled blending local born stars like Bill Rowley, Tommy Clare and Alf Underwood with Scottish imports Davy Brodie, Davy Christie and Billy Dickson a combination that initially worked well. After an 11th place finish in 1893–94 Stoke had a tough 1894–95 season which saw them enter the end of season test match to remain in the top-flight, they beat Newton Heath 3–0 to see them safe.[1] It was not enough to keep Reeves in charge of Stoke and he was replaced by the club's goalkeeper, Bill Rowley.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Stoke January 1892 May 1895 96 37 14 45 38.54


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 

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