Ian Arkwright

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Ian Arkwright
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-09-18) 18 September 1959 (age 57)
Place of birth Shafton, Barnsley, England
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978 HIK ? (?)
1978–1979 Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 (0)
1979–1984 Wrexham 104 (10)
1983–1984 Torquay United (loan) 2 (0)
1984–1988 Finn Harps 65 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ian Arkwright (born 18 September 1959) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Wrexham and Torquay United. He played as a winger, and the majority of his League career was spent with Wrexham in the early 1980s.[1]


Arkwright was born in Shafton, Barnsley, and began his career as an apprentice with Wolverhampton Wanderers,[1] turning professional in September 1977. He failed to establish himself at Wolves however, and played just four times in total. His debut was as a substitute in a 1–0 win over Queens Park Rangers on 30 September 1978, but after starting the next three games, never featured for the first team again.[2][3]

He was transferred to Wrexham for a fee of £100,000 in March 1980. In four years at the Racecourse Ground, he made 104 league appearances, scoring 10 goals. Towards the end of his time at Wrexham and of his league career, in March 1984, he played two games on loan to Torquay United,[1] away to Chesterfield and at home to Mansfield Town.

He also plied his trade in foreign leagues, joining Finn Harps in Ireland[1] (8 goals in 94 total appearances) and HIK in Finland.


  1. ^ a b c d "Birmingham City : 1946/47–2008/09". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 27 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Players. A–Z". Wolves-Stats. Archived from the original on 1 November 2009. Retrieved 27 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Team Details: 1978–1979". Wolves-Stats. Retrieved 27 December 2009. 

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