Arthur Charlton

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Arthur Charlton
Arthur Charlton - 1894.jpg
Charlton while with Brentford in 1894.
Personal information
Full name Arthur Herbert Charlton[1]
Date of birth 29 December 1876
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland
Date of death 24 October 1956(1956-10-24) (aged 79)
Place of death Ealing, England[2]
Playing position Half back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1892–1898 Brentford 19 (1)
1898 Nottingham Forest 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Arthur Herbert Charlton, Esq (29 December 1876 – 24 October 1956) was a Scottish amateur football half back who played in the Football League for Nottingham Forest.[2][3][4] He is best remembered for his six years in amateur football with Brentford during the 1890s,[4] captaining the team and being described as "probably the club's first great player".[5][6] He was posthumously inducted into the Brentford Hall of Fame in 2015.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Charlton left Brentford to complete an apprenticeship in soap making.[5] He later returned to West London served as head of the Brentford Chamber of Commerce from 1932 to 1933 and as mayor of Brentford & Chiswick in 1951.[1][5] He was also a county councillor, an alderman and chairman and managing director of the Brentford Soap Company.[1] He was made a freeman of the borough in 1954.[1]

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

Brentford

As an individual[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brentford 1896–97[4] London League Second Division 7 1 9[a] 6 16 7
1897–98[4] London League First Division 9 0 2 0 10[b] 1 21 1
1898–99[4] Southern League Second Division 3 0 0 0 3 0
Total 19 1 2 0 19 7 40 8
Nottingham Forest 1898–99[8] First Division 3 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 22 1 2 0 19 7 43 8
  1. ^ 5 appearances and 4 goals in London Senior Cup, 2 appearances and 1 goal in Middlesex Senior Cup, 2 appearances and 1 goal in West Middlesex Cup
  2. ^ 6 appearances and 1 goal in Middlesex Senior Cup, 4 appearances in London Senior Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Commerce, Brentford. "Former Presidents". www.brentfordchamber.org. Archived from the original on 20 June 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b "England & Wales deaths 1837–2007 Transcription". search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  3. ^ Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 56. ISBN 190589161X.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k White, Eric, ed. (1989). 100 Years Of Brentford. Brentford FC. pp. 352–355. ISBN 0951526200.
  5. ^ a b c Wickham, Chris. "BRENTFORD FC TREASURE TROVE". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  6. ^ White 1989, p. 68.
  7. ^ a b Wickham, Chris. "Kevin O'Connor and Marcus Gayle join others in being added to Brentford FC Hall of Fame". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  8. ^ "The City Ground". www.thecityground.com. Retrieved 14 July 2019.