Arthur Atkins (footballer)

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Arthur Atkins
Personal information
Full name Arthur Walter Atkins
Date of birth (1925-02-21)21 February 1925
Place of birth Tokyo, Japan
Date of death 7 January 1988(1988-01-07) (aged 62)
Place of death Sutton Coldfield, England
Playing position Centre half
Youth career
Paget Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1954 Birmingham City 97 (0)
1954–1956 Shrewsbury Town 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Arthur Walter Atkins (21 February 1925 – 7 January 1988) was an English professional footballer who played as a centre half. Born in Tokyo, his parents having business in Japan, he was educated in Erdington, Birmingham, where he was spotted by Second Division club Birmingham City. He played more than 100 games for the club in all competitions, and played a big part in the club reaching the 1950–51 FA Cup semifinal.[1] He later played for Shrewsbury Town.[2] He died in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire aged 62.[1]


  1. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 69. ISBN 1-85983-010-2. 
  2. ^ "Shrewsbury Town: 1950/51–2002/02 & 2004/05–2012/13". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 5 January 2014.