Arthur Loach

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Arthur Loach
Personal information
Full name Arthur Albert Loach
Date of birth (1863-11-08)8 November 1863
Place of birth West Bromwich, England
Date of death 9 February 1958(1958-02-09) (aged 94)
Place of death Rhyl, Wales
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1882–1885 West Bromwich Albion (amateur)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1885–1886 West Bromwich Albion
1886–1888 Aston Villa
1888–1896 Rhyl
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Arthur Albert Loach (8 November 1863 – 9 February 1958) was an English footballer who played as a forward. He joined West Bromwich Albion in August 1882 and became one of the club's first professionals three years later when the FA legalised payments to players. He was on the losing side as Albion lost 0–2 to Blackburn Rovers in the 1886 FA Cup Final. In May 1886 he moved to Aston Villa on a free transfer and remained there until joining Rhyl in August 1888. Loach retired from football in 1896 and went on to run a hotel in Rhyl.[1]


  1. ^ Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. p. 140. ISBN 1-85983-474-4.