Arthur Dorrell

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Arthur Dorrell
Personal information
Full name Arthur Reginald Dorrell[1]
Date of birth (1896-03-30)30 March 1896
Place of birth Small Heath, Birmingham, England[1]
Date of death 13 September 1942(1942-09-13) (aged 46)[1]
Place of death Alum Rock, Birmingham, England[1]
Playing position Left-winger
Youth career
Carey Hall
R.A.S.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919–1931 Aston Villa 355 (60)
1931–1932 Port Vale 34 (4)
Total 389 (64)
National team
1924–1925 England 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Arthur Reginald Dorrell (30 March 1896 – 13 September 1942) was an English international footballer who played on the left-wing. He was the son of former Villa player William Dorrell. He played for Aston Villa between 1919 and 1931, scoring 65 goals in 390 appearances and winning four England caps. He played in both the 1920 and 1924 FA Cup finals, the first of which Villa won. He then retired after a season with Port Vale.

Club career[edit]

Dorrell played for Carey Hall and R.A.S.C., before joining Aston Villa in May 1919.[2] He made 19 appearances in the 1919–20 season, as Villa posted a ninth-place finish in the First Division.[2] He also played in the 1920 FA Cup Final, as Villa claimed the FA Cup for the sixth time with a 1–0 win over Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge. He featured 39 times in 1920–21, as Villa finished tenth in the league.[2] He bagged six goals in 48 appearances in 1921–22, helping Villa to fifth in the league.[2] Dorrell scored seven goals in 42 games in 1922–23, as Villa slipped a place to sixth.[2] They finished sixth again in 1923–24, with Dorrell scoring five goals in 45 games.[2] He also played in the 1924 FA Cup Final at Wembley, which ended in a 2–0 defeat to Newcastle United.

The club slipped to 15th place in 1924–25, despite Dorrell scoring eight goals in 45 appearances.[2] He hit five goals in 42 games in 1925–26, as Villa rose back to sixth.[2] Villa finished tenth in 1926–27, with Dorrell scoring eight goals in 39 games.[2] He then hit nine goals in 39 games in 1927–28, as the "Villans" rose two places to eighth.[2] They then finished third in 1928–29, with Dorrell hitting nine goals in 29 appearances.[2] However, he featured just three times in 1929–30, as Villa finished in fourth spot.[2] He played no part at all in the 1930–31 campaign, as the club finished as runners-up to Arsenal.[2] He made a total of 390 appearances in all competitions for the club, scoring 65 goals.[2]

He signed with Port Vale in June 1931, along with long-time Villa teammate Richard York.[1] He scored five goals in 34 Second Division games in the 1931–32 campaign, helping the "Valiants" to narrowly avoid relegation.[1] Now aged 36, he took the decision to retire from football in May 1932.[1] Upon his retirement as a player, he returned to Aston Villa as a coach.

International career[edit]

Dorrell made his England debut on 8 December 1924, in a 4–0 win over Belgium at The Hawthorns.[3] His second cap came against Wales on 28 February 1925, in a 2–1 win at Vetch Field, as part of the 1925 British Home Championship.[3] On 21 May 1925, he scored in a 3–2 over France in a friendly at the Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir.[4] His fourth and final cap came on 24 October 1925, in a goalless draw with Ireland at Windsor Park in the 1926 British Home Championship.[3]

Statistics[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Arthur Dorrell profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aston Villa 1919–20 First Division 18 4 1 0 19 4
1920–21 First Division 34 4 5 0 39 4
1922–23 First Division 42 6 6 0 48 6
1922–23 First Division 41 7 1 0 42 7
1923–24 First Division 39 4 6 1 45 5
1924–25 First Division 41 8 4 0 45 8
1925–26 First Division 38 5 4 0 42 5
1926–27 First Division 38 7 1 1 39 8
1927–28 First Division 36 9 3 0 39 9
1928–29 First Division 25 6 4 3 29 9
1929–30 First Division 3 0 0 0 3 0
1930–31 First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 355 60 35 5 390 65
Port Vale 1931–32 Second Division 34 4 2 0 36 4
Career Total 389 64 37 5 426 69

International statistics[edit]

England national team[5]
Year Apps Goals
1924 1 0
1925 3 1
Total 4 1

Honours[edit]

with Aston Villa

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 87. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. ASIN 0952915200. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "profile". astonvillaplayerdatabase.com. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "profile". englandstats.com. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Devenez fan de l'Equipe de France". fff.fr. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Arthur Dorrell". National Football Teams. Retrieved 10 July 2016.