Arthur Granville

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Arthur Granville
Personal information
Full name Arthur David Granville
Date of birth (1911-05-08)8 May 1911
Place of birth Llwynypia, Wales
Date of death 1987 (aged 75–76)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1929–1934 Porth United ? (?)
1934–1938 Cardiff City 98 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Arthur David Granville (8 May 1911 – 1987) was a Welsh professional footballer. He made 98 appearances in the Football League for Cardiff City and captained the side.

Granville was born in Llwynypia. He joined Cardiff City in 1934 from the amateur side Porth United and, after a slow start, managed to establish himself in the side and was later appointed club captain.[1] He scored six league goals during his time at the club, all of which came from the penalty spot. Following the outbreak of World War II he stayed at Ninian Park to help coach the numerous youngsters, whilst serving in the Royal Air Force, and at the end of the war in 1946 he decided not to return to playing football and subsequently retired, instead becoming involved in assessing prospective players and also coaching local amateurs.[2]


  1. ^ Terry Phillips (15 May 2015). "24 of the greatest ever Cardiff City captains: The fearsome leaders who the fans loved to watch". WalesOnline. Retrieved 25 March 2018. 
  2. ^ Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Derby: Breedon Books. pp. 76–77. ISBN 1-85983-462-0.