arthur sanders - fact file

1926 - 1938            forward

Born on 8th May 1901 in Edmonton, North London, England.

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A talented striker, the local born Sanders took a roundabout route to get to Spurs and then went on to have an intriguing career.

Born in Edmonton and attending Raynham Road and Latymer schools, he turned out for his school teams and also represented Edmonton Schools.

At the end of World War I, Arthur joined the Merchantile Marine and skippered a ship to Argentina, where he docked at River Plate.  While there, he was asked to play a few games for Rosario and agreed during his two week stop-over there. 

He had trained at London University to be a teacher and on completing his studies, he joined Peterborough and Fletton United, where he won the Southern League title in 1923-24.

In December 1923, Sanders signed for Spurs as an amateur and went on to play at Northfleet United, the Tottenham nursery club, while he was teaching at Silver Street school in Edmonton.

He made his debut for Spurs in February 1927 and played 13 league games between then and October of that year, scoring seven goals.  Arthur dropped into the reserves in 1927-28, but lead the scoring charts with 19 goals in 21 games. 

Moving back to Northfleet, Arthur stayed for four years before returning to London with Clapton Orient, where he dropped further back in the team to play half back.  His knack of scoring had not deserted him though, as he notched six times in 56 matches. 

Retiring from the game in 1933, Sanders returned to teaching and took over the headmaster's position at Raglan School in Bush Hill Park, where he stayed until the 1960s and acted as an administrator for the Edmonton and District Schools FA.

Arthur dies in Winchmore Hill on 26th September 1983.


Career Record
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
Peterborough & Fletton United ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (Amateur) December 1923 ?? 19th February 1927 v Bury 13 7
Northfleet United ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
Clapton Orient 1932 ?? ??  56 6

Southern League champions medal 1923-24

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