Alan Arnell

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Alan Arnell
Personal information
Date of birth (1933-11-25)25 November 1933
Place of birth Chichester, England
Date of death 5 May 2013(2013-05-05) (aged 79)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1961 Liverpool 56 (33)
Tranmere Rovers 68 (34)
Halifax Town 14 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alan Arnell (25 November 1933 – 5 May 2013) was an English-born footballer who played as a centre forward in the 1950s and 1960s.[1] He played for Liverpool, Tranmere Rovers and Halifax Town.

Playing career[edit]

Arnell was born in Chichester and started out as an amateur player for Worthing before joining Liverpool in March 1953. He turned professional the following year.[2]

Arnell made a scoring debut for Liverpool at centre forward in a 5-2 win against Blackpool in December 1953. After 35 goals in 75 appearances for Liverpool, he moved to Tranmere Rovers in February 1961.[3]

At Tranmere, he scored 34 times in 68 League games, and he later played for Halifax Town and Runcorn.[1]


Arnell died on 5 May 2013, aged 79.[4]


  1. ^ a b Football League Career Stats at Neil Brown
  2. ^ Soccer Who's Who compiled by Maurice Golesworthy The Sportsmans Book Club London 1965
  3. ^ Profile at
  4. ^ Hunter, Steve. "RIP Alan Arnell". Liverpool FC. Archived from the original on 9 June 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.