11 Facts About Arthur Grimsdell


Arthur Grimsdell was an English professional footballer.


Arthur Grimsdell was born in Watford, Hertfordshire and played at centre-half and later wing-half for Tottenham Hotspur.


Arthur Grimsdell was a cricketer who played for Hertfordshire County Cricket Club at minor counties level.


Arthur Grimsdell was considered a sports personality of his era, featuring on footballer cigarette cards and interviewed for sports magazines.


Arthur Grimsdell died, aged 68, in Watford on 12 March 1963.


Arthur Grimsdell's career was interrupted by the First World War, in which he served as a trooper in the 1st Regiment of Life Guards and a lance corporal Guards Machine Gun Regiment.


Arthur Grimsdell did not return to play for the side until 1927 and he went on to play for Spurs until April 1929 when he was released by the club.


Arthur Grimsdell subsequently went to Clapton Orient where he took on a player-manager-secretary role.


Arthur Grimsdell had a trial for the England team in 1913 but only started his international career after the war when he played for England six times between 1920 and 1923 as a left-half, captaining the team on three of these occasions.


Arthur Grimsdell was a right-handed batsman and occasional wicketkeeper who played for Hertfordshire County Cricket Club in the minor counties league.


Arthur Grimsdell played once for the East of England side against New Zealand at Wisbech, Cambridgeshire in July 1927, scoring 3 runs and 40 runs.