Player #43

Appearances:

3

Starts:

3

Goals:

3

Seasons:

2

Arthur Loach
Arthur Loach

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Arthur Loach
Arthur Loach

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Arthur Loach

Position

Forward

From

1886-87

To

1887-88

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Arthur Loach

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

23
24

Division

FAC
FAC

Appearances

3
3
0

Starts

3
3
0

Substitute

0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0

Goals

3
3
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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Arthur Albert Loach

Birth Date

Sunday, 8 November 1863

Birth Place

West Bromwich, Sandwell, West Midlands

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

West Bromwich Albion

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

Christ Church School |
George Salter Works FC |
1885-86 West Bromwich Albion |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Rhyl FC

For

Free

On

1888

Subsequent Clubs

1888-96 Rhyl FC |

Arthur Loach
Arthur Loach

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Arthur Loach
Arthur Loach

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1886-88 Aston Villa, Free, 3 | 3 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 30 October 1886

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 30 October 1886

Wednesbury Old Athletic (h), FA Cup

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 30 October 1886

Final Appearance

Saturday, 11 December 1886

Wolverhampton Wanderers (h), FA Cup

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 11 December 1886

Honours

1886-87 FA Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

1 February 1958, Aged 94

Arthur Loach

Player #43 for Aston Villa, Arthur Albert Loach played as a forward for the club. Arthur represented Villa three times during the 1886-87 FA Cup campaign.

Arthur was born in West Bromwich, less than seven miles from the current Villa ground, in November 1863 and made his debut as a 23 year old on 30th October 1886.

Villa had signed Arthur from West Bromwich Albion in what was to be the first transfer between the clubs.

Arthur played in 3 of the 10 games in Villa’s victorious 1886-87 FA Cup campaign. Arthur scored 3 goals on the way to the final including 2 in the 13-0 1st Round annihilation of Wednesbury Old Athletic.

Arthur’s final game for Villa came just over a month after his debut on the 11th December 1886. Arthur moved on to Rhyl FC.

Arthur played under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

Arthur passed away in Rhyl in February 1958 aged 94 - having at that point become the oldest living Villa player.