Archie Styles

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Archie Styles
Personal information
Full name Arthur Styles
Date of birth (1949-09-03) 3 September 1949 (age 67)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Playing position Left back
Youth career
1965–1967 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1974 Everton 23 (0)
1974–1978 Birmingham City 74 (4)
1978–1979 Peterborough United 32 (1)
1979–1980 Portsmouth 28 (0)
Total 157 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Arthur Styles (born 3 September 1949), known as Archie Styles, is an English former professional footballer who played as a left back. He made more than 150 appearances in the Football League for several different clubs.

Styles was born in Liverpool, and joined home-town club Everton on leaving school in 1965. He won representative honours for England at schoolboy and youth level. He was unable to make himself a regular part of Everton's first team, making only 23 league appearances in seven years at the club. In February 1974, together with Howard Kendall, he moved from Everton to Birmingham City in part-exchange for Bob Latchford, the whole deal valuing Latchford at £350,000 which was at the time a British transfer record.[1] At Birmingham, facing competition from Garry Pendrey and others, he failed to establish himself as first choice at left back. In 1978, he moved to Peterborough United where he spent one season, followed by one season at Portsmouth, after which he joined the coaching staff at the club.

References[edit]

General

  • Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. pp. 127, 209–13. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 

Specific

  1. ^ Corbett, James (5 March 2006). "Bob Latchford". Observer Sport Monthly. Retrieved 11 February 2008. 

External links[edit]

  • Profile at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database