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Player Database - Arthur Edwin Starkey


Arthur Edwin Starkey

Debut game
v Rotherham Town (a) 24th September 1904

Final game for Gresley Rovers first team
v Mexborough Town (a) 10th February 1906

Played for the reserves

Arthur was born in Coalville on 10th February 1887 and died at Whitwick on 3rd December 1971 aged 83.

A local outside-right (successively a driller in a Coalville wagon works and a miner) who had an extended first-team trial for Leicester Fosse at the end of 1910-11, inheriting Fred Threlfall's role.

Arthur failed to win a contract for the next campaign and returned to local football.He did briefly reappear, though, in March 1917 for a single wartime outing in Fosse colours against Nottingham Forest, and in the following month assisted Notts County against Fosse at Filbert Street.

He was noted in 1928 as a cricketer for Snibston Colliery CC.

Career: Sept 1904 Gresley Rovers; 1905 Coalville Amateurs; Dec 1906 Coalville Town; cs 1907 Hugglescote United; cs 1908 Coalville Swifts; cs 1909 Shepshed Albion; Feb 1911 Leicester Fosse; July 1912 Whitwick Imperial; cs 1913 Coalville Town; Ibstock Albion; cs 1914 Coalville Swifts; cs 1919 Shepshed Albion; Sept 1920 Coalville Swifts.
Fosse debut v Fulham (H) 25.3.1911

Leicester Fosse Apps: FL 8; WW1 1.

Notes by: Paul Taylor

Previous clubs

Hugglescote St Johns
First Name Arthur Edwin
Last Name Starkey
Signed September 1904
Position Outside Right
Appearances 5
Goals Scored 1
Clean Sheets N/A
Left February 1906

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