Paul James Foley 1971-2020
Son of Theo Foley, he made two youth team appearance for Arsenal before becoming a well known figure within the Kent semi-professional game throughout the 1990s and 2000s.
The Dublin based scout for Arsenal for many decades, he was a fixture at Irish football pitches over the years.
The Arsenal medical adviser for much of the 1960s, Alan Bass worked at Arsenal with managers George Swindin, Billy Wright, and Bertie Mee.
Whenever a new Arsenal player makes his debut, the question “how many players have played for Arsenal?” usually gets asked. Well, here is the answer – every player that has played for Arsenal’s first team in a competitive game in chronological order.
Any player that has an asterisk (*) next to his name scored on his Arsenal debut, and any names underlined will show a picture of the the player if you hover your mouse pointer over the name. We’ll add these as and when we can, but bear with us as it’s a time consuming process.
Where two or more players made their debut in the same game, they are given the same chronological number. If two or more players came on as a substitute in the same game, they are given consecutive chronological numbers dependent upon the order in which they came on.
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Kit from 1899/1900 season
Position: full back
Kit from 1912/13 season
Position: full back
Kit from 1909/10 season
Kit season: 1906/07
Position: inside forward.
J. Murrell J. Shaw
P. Sands (Capt) C. Jenkyns S. Theobald
J. Mordue T. Coleman C. Satterthwaite A. Ducat G. Crawford
For the past few years the famous and influential Arsenal Merchandiser @Shewore offers the first 50 lucky subscribers to one of his many tweets the chance to have a handmade “my favourite Arsenal Subbuteo team” produced by a craftsman. This year I was lucky enough to be within the first 50, but had other ideas. Rather than struggle to pick my favourite team within my lifetime, I requested to be able to have a team from just one era – the Plumstead based Woolwich Arsenal of 1893-1913. And it was granted, indeed the chap who makes them was appreciative as it was a different challenge for his artistic skills, from the usual Thierry Henry or Dennis Bergkamp figures. I must also stress that the 50 subscriptions were taken up with a few hours of the offer going out, so there are no more places left unfortunately.