Wilf Walsh

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Wilf Walsh
Personal information
Full name Wilfred Walsh
Date of birth 29 July 1917
Place of birth Pontlottyn, Wales
Date of death 1977
Playing position Outside right, Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1935-1939 Arsenal 3 (0)
1936-1938 Margate (loan)
1938-1947 Derby County 1 (0)
1947-1948 Walsall 33 (4)
Teams managed
Redditch United
Hednesford Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Wilfred "Wilf" Walsh (born Pontlottyn, 29 July 1917, died 1977) was a Welsh footballer who played at outside right and inside forward.

He started his career at Arsenal in 1935, turning professional in 1936. However he spent two years on loan at Arsenal's nursery club Margate before returning to the Gunners and making his league debut against Preston North End on 22 October 1938, a match that Arsenal won 1-0. Walsh made a total of three first-class appearances for Arsenal, all of them in the First Division, before being transferred to Derby County in June 1939.[1]

Walsh played for Derby during World War II and made a single League appearance in 1946-47. He moved to Walsall in March 1947 and made 33 appearances for them before his retirement from League football in 1948, making a total of 37 Football League appearances in a career interrupted by the Second World War.[2][3] Walsh later managed non-league sides Redditch United and Hednesford Town.[1]


  1. ^ a b Harris, Jeff & Hogg, Tony (ed.) (1995). Arsenal Who's Who. Independent UK Sports. ISBN 1-899429-03-4. 
  2. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888–1939. Tony Brown. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  3. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (1984). Canon League Football Players' Records 1946-1984. Newnes Books. ISBN 0-600-37318-5.