Arthur Crompton was a player who started his working life as a gold and silver smith went on to try and find his fame and fortune as a footballer in the days well before players wore the jewellery rather than made it.
After doing time in the Army with the South Staffordshire Regiment, Arthur got to play for the Devon County side as an amateur as well as representing his service.
Spurs signed Crompton up as a professional in August 1927 and later that month, he was on the score-sheet when the London Combination side drew 3-3 with Crystal Palace away from home. He continued to impress in the reserves and netted four times in a 10-2 win over Coventry City Reserves on 14th January 1928. His record of 24 goals in 45 reserve games and 20 goals in 22 A team friendlies was a very good return for a winger. A goal in the London Challenge Cup semi-final win over Arsenal in 1928-29 saw him help Spurs win the trophy beating Millwall in a 5-1 victory at Highbury.
He scored again on his first team debut, in a 1-2 defeat at Ashton Gate against Bristol City. Arthur stayed with Spurs for three years, with rare outings in the first team and he left to join Southend United in June 1930 for £60, which Spurs gave to the player. His time at Roots Hall saw him score 20 goals in 56 games before he made a subsequent move to Brentford in February 1932 that saw Spurs get £132 as part of the deal.
Netting 14 times in 43 league games for the Bees, Crompton then moved across London to Crystal Palace, where he hit six goals in his 26 matches for the South Londoners. Following his time in London, Arthur moved North to join Tranmere Rovers and scored twice in 12 games for the Cheshire side, before linking up with local non-league side Northwich Victoria in June 1936.
Arthur Crompton died in February 1987 in Congelton, Cheshire, England.