Foxall Arthur Image 1 Merthyr Town 1922

Foxall Arthur Image 1 Merthyr Town 1922


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Halesowen, Worcestershire born inside left Arthur Foxall signed for Third Division (South) club Merthyr Town from Southern League club Pontypridd in 1921 making his Football League debut at Millwall in September 1921. He scored 5 goals in 23 games in his two seasons in Wales, and played there with his younger brother Harry, before being released and he subsequently joined Watford in September 1923. He scored in his second game against Charlton Athletic in November 1923, a drawn match against wins in his other 2 appearances, with his younger brother Fred also playing alongside him in the first two of his three Watford matches. He joined Portsmouth, where Harry was already playing, in May 1924 but played just once for them at Hull City in January 1925, before joining Kidderminster Harriers later that year.

His brother Fred, who suffered two broken legs, the second of which finished his football career, and who died of subsequent complications at only 28 years old, played for Southampton, Birmingham and Watford, while a third brother, Harry, also played for Pontypridd, Merthyr and Portsmouth. They played together numerous times in Wales and were also both in the Portsmouth team at Hull City. Harry was captain of the Portsmouth team promoted to the First Division in 1926-27 and played for them in their first season in the top flight.


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