Arthur Shallcross

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Arthur Shallcross
Personal information
Full name Arthur J. Shallcross[1]
Date of birth 1876
Place of birth Leek, England[1]
Date of death 1950 (aged 73–74)[1]
Place of death Stoke-on-Trent, England
Teams managed
Years Team
1919–1923 Stoke

Arthur J. Shallcross (1876 – 1950) was an English association football manager who managed Stoke City between February 1919 and March 1923.[1]


Shallcross played for his native Leek before becoming a Football League referee in 1895.[1] He was appointed secretary-manager of Stoke in February 1919, in time for Stoke's first season back in the league since 1908.[1] A steady season of mid-table followed in 1919–20 but Shallcross then angered the supporters with the seemingly unnecessary sale of Charlie Parker to Sunderland, but he did bring in Bob McGrory who would have a long career at the Victoria Ground.[1]

After almost being relegated in 1920–21 Stoke finished 2nd in 1921–22 to gain a return to the First Division.[1] Key to Stoke's success was the early season signing of the Broad brothers Tommy and Jimmy with the later scoring 27 goals.[1] However any hope that it be the start of a sustained spell in the top-flight was quickly dashed as Stoke struggled all through the 1922–23 season and with relegation looming Shallcross was sacked in March 1923.[1]

Manager statistics[edit]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Stoke[1] 1 February 1919 31 March 1923 161 59 23 69 36.65



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 

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