Arnold Bliss

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Arnold Bliss
Personal information
Full name Arnold Percy Donald Bliss[1]
Date of birth (1909-11-08)8 November 1909[1]
Place of birth Wolstanton, England[1]
Date of death 1 December 1975(1975-12-01) (aged 66)[1]
Place of death Birmingham, England[1]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Dartford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1929–1933 Port Vale 9 (0)
1933 West Ham United 0 (0)
1933–1934 Stalybridge Celtic
1934 Rochdale 5 (0)
Stafford Rangers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Arnold Percy Donald Bliss (8 November 1909 – 1 December 1975) was an English footballer who played as a defender for Dartford, Port Vale, West Ham United, Stalybridge Celtic, Rochdale, and Stafford Rangers.

Playing career[edit]

Bliss played for Dartford before joining Second Division side Port Vale in October 1929.[1] He made his debut in a 2–1 defeat to Charlton Athletic at The Valley on 7 November 1931 and jockeyed with Jack Round for the number 5 jersey throughout the season; Round won this battle and kept Bliss to just six appearances.[1] In the next season Bliss filled in for George Shenton on three occasions before being released from The Old Recreation Ground in April 1933.[1] After a trial with West Ham United, he moved on to Stalybridge Celtic, Rochdale and Stafford Rangers.[1]

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Arnold Bliss profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1931–32 Second Division 6 0 0 0 6 0
1932–33 Second Division 3 0 0 0 3 0
Total 9 0 0 0 9 0
West Ham United 1932–33 Second Division 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rochdale 1933–34 Third Division North 5 0 0 0 5 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 32. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.