Harry Arter

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Harry Arter
Personal information
Full name Harry Nicholas Arter
Date of birth (1989-12-28) 28 December 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Sidcup, London, England[1]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Charlton Athletic 1 (0)
2008–2009 Staines Town (loan) 4 (0)
2009 Welling United (loan) 3 (0)
2009–2010 Woking 36 (5)
2010– Bournemouth 128 (17)
2011 Carlisle United (loan) 5 (1)
National team
2007 Republic of Ireland U19 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:00, 21 September 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Harry Nicholas Arter (born 28 December 1989) is a footballer, currently playing for Bournemouth.

Club career[edit]

Arter signed his first professional two year contract with Charlton Athletic in 2007.

He made his debut for Charlton at the age of 16 against Luton Town in the League Cup on 25 September 2006. In January 2009, Arter had a trial with Championship club, Ipswich Town. On 20 January 2009, Arter made an appearance for the Ipswich reserve team, against Northampton Town's reserve team. Northampton won the game 1–0, with Arter being one of two trialists – the other being former Fulham youngster, Lino Goncalves.

In the 2008–09 season, he had loan spells with Staines Town and Welling United but returned from the latter to finish the season at Charlton Athletic.

On 2 June 2009, Arter joined Woking on a one-year contract. At the end of the 2009–10 season, it was well documented that Arter would be leaving Woking, with several Football League clubs chasing Arter. Woking's website soon confirmed that Arter had agreed to sign for Bournemouth with the fee to be decided by an FA tribunal, as the two clubs could not agree a transfer fee.

Arter started in the Cherries' first match of the 2010–11 season away to Charlton but was replaced at half time by Michael Symes. Bournemouth lost the match 1–0. Arter's next start was against Torquay United in the Football League Trophy and was named as the man of the match despite the Cherries going down 3–0 on penalties.

In March 2011, Arter went on a one month loan to Carlisle United. He scored on his debut in their 4–3 defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion in the ninetieth minute. This was cancelled out by Liam Bridcutt a minute later. Arter was recalled by the Cherries on 30 March.

In his second year at the club, Arter played a more key role, making 32 appearances and scoring a number of goals. Following the return of Eddie Howe in October 2012, Arter became a regular in the team, scoring 8 goals including the winner in Howe's first game in charge against Tranmere Rovers and the winner in the penultimate game of the season against Carlisle United, which secured Bournemouth promotion to the Championship.

International career[edit]

Arter has played for the Republic of Ireland under-17 and under-19 teams, being eligible through his grandparents.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He is the brother-in-law of professional football player Scott Parker.[3]


  1. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 434. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  2. ^ Club news report
  3. ^ http://web.orange.co.uk/article/sports/arter_praises_brother_parker

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