Alf Arrowsmith

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Alf Arrowsmith
Personal information
Date of birth (1942-12-11)11 December 1942
Place of birth Ashton-under-Lyne, England
Date of death May 2005 (age 62)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Ashton United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1968 Liverpool 47 (20)
1968–1970 Bury 48 (11)
1970–1972 Rochdale[1] 47 (14)
1972–1973 Macclesfield Town 20 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alf Arrowsmith (born 11 December 1942 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire - died May 2005) was an English footballer.

Arrowsmith began his career in non-league football with Tintwistle Villa.The talented player made his mark scoring a massive 96 goals in the 1959/60 season - a club record which remains unbeaten today. He moved to Ashton United where he played alongside future England star Alan Ball and within weeks was spotted by an Anfield scout and signed for Liverpool in 1960 for £1500.[2] Although he made his debut for the club the following year it was during the 1963-64 season that he really came to prominence, scoring fifteen goals in 20 league games.[2] However a bad injury suffered in the 1964 FA Charity Shield derailed Arrowsmith's career and he never recaptured the same form again, leaving to join Bury in 1968, before finishing his career at Rochdale and Macclesfield Town.[2]

After a short illness he died in May 2005.[3]


  1. ^ B.J. Hugman, Rothmans Football League Players Records The Complete A-Z 1946–1981, 1981, p. 58
  2. ^ a b c Past Player Profile - Alf Arrowsmith
  3. ^ Carr, Sue (18 May 2005). "'Born to score' Alf dies aged 62". Glossop Advertiser. M.E.N. Media.