Arthur Banner

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Arthur Banner
Personal information
Date of birth (1918-06-28)28 June 1918
Place of birth Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Date of death April 1980 (aged 61)
Place of death Thorpe Bay, Essex
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1937–1938 Doncaster Rovers 0 (0)
1938–1948 West Ham United 27 (0)
1947–1953 Leyton Orient 164 (1)
Teams managed
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:31, 29 June 2013 (UTC).

Arthur Banner (28 June 1918 - April 1980 ) [1] was an English footballer who played as a defender for Doncaster Rovers, West Ham United, Leyton Orient and Sittingbourne where he was also the player-manager.

Playing career[edit]

Doncaster Rovers[edit]

Born in Sheffield, Banner started his football career with Doncaster Rovers where he made no league appearances but played 4 games in the Division 3 North Challenge Cup where Rovers lost in extra time in the semi-final. At the end of the season, he moved to West Ham United in exchange for Fred Dell and Albert Walker.[2]

West Ham United[edit]

In his first season at West Ham in 1938,[3][4] Banner played just one Football League game, a 2-0 home win against Southampton on 22 April 1939,[5] before the outbreak of World War Two. During the war, Banner served in the Essex Regiment and the Royal Artillery rising to the rank of sergeant. He continued to play for West Ham during the war and after it ended played 26 more games before moving to Leyton Orient in 1948.


He later became player-manager of Sittingbourne and was coach to Ilford when they reached the FA Amateur Cup in 1958 which they lost 3-0 to Woking.[4]

Banner died in Thorpe Bay in Essex in April 1980.[4]


  1. ^ "Welcome to the Wonderful World of West Ham United Statistics - Arthur Banner". Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Bluff, Tony (2011). Donny:Doncaster Rovers F.C. The Complete History (1879–2010). Yore Publications. ISBN 978 0 9569848 3 8. 
  3. ^ "Arthur Banner". Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  4. ^ a b c "On this day - June 28". Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  5. ^ "Game played 22 April 1939". Retrieved 2013-06-29.