Walter Arnott

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Walter Arnott (12 May 1861 – 18 May 1931) was a Scottish all-round sportsman born in Glasgow.


Walter Arnott
Personal information
Date of birth 12 May 1861
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 18 May 1931(1931-05-18) (aged 70)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
18??-1882 Pollokshields Athletic F.C.
1882-189? Queen's Park
National team
1883–1893 Scotland 14 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 July 07.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 July 07

Arnott played for Queen's Park and the Scotland national team.

Arnott joined Queen's Park from Pollokshields Athletic F.C. in 1882 and remained with the Glasgow club until his retirement in the mid-1890s. However, he occasionally played as a guest for several other clubs including Northern Irish side Linfield – for whom he won an Irish Cup medal, Newcastle West End F.C., Notts County, St Bernard's and Celtic.

At Queen's Park, he won the Scottish Cup three times in 1884, 1886 and 1890. He also won FA Cup runners-up medals in 1884 and 1885.

Arnott was capped 14 times by Scotland between 1883 and 1893. He also appeared in 10 consecutive matches against England, a Scottish record. The Scottish Football Association honoured Walter by presenting him with a special International Cap to commemorate his achievement.[1]

Other sports[edit]

Arnott was also a noted bowls, cricket, and tennis player. He was also an avid yachtsman. He was also Secretary of the Crossmyloof Curling Club from 1912 - 1931.


  1. ^ The reference to his being the Secretary was found inscribed on the Walter Arnott Trophy still being competed for annually between Crossmyloof CC and Lynn & Clarkston CC.

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