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Arthur Dorrell

Aston Villa FC

4 appearances, 1 goal

P 4 W 3 D 1 L 0 F 9: A 3
88% successful

1924-25

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
360

Profile

Full name Arthur Reginald Dorrell
Born 30 March 1896 in Small Heath, Birmingham, Warwickshire [registered in Aston, June 1896].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Arthur R, is the third of fourth children to William and Clara A., living at 1 Cromwell Street in Leicester, where his father is a licensed victualler.

According to the 1911 census, Arthur Reginald is one of three children with their father, who has remarried, to Maria, whom they have one child, Thomas Archibald, they all live at 26 Moores Road in Leicester. Arthur is a polisher at the engineers, where his father is a Turner.
According to his Royal Army Service Corps records, Dorrell, an engineers fitter, enlisted on 24 October 1914, and still living at 26 Moores Road. He was dembolized on 20 May 1919, living at 171 Melton Road in the town.

According to the 1939 register, Arthur R., a hotel manager, is married to Sarah Jane, the manageress, and they live at The Pelham Arms Hotel, on Alum Rock Road in Birmingham, along with daughter, Marjorie.
Married to Sarah Jane Clewlow [registered in Leicester, Leicestershire, June 1922].
Died 13 September 1942, at The Pelham Arms in Alum Rock, Birmingham, aged 46 years 167 days [registered in Birmingham, Warwickshire, September 1942].
Funeral held on 16 September at Erdington Parish Church. The pallbearers were Frank Moss, Joe Bradford, Billy Kirton, Dicky York, George Blackburn and Eric Houghton.
Height/Weight 5' 4", 8st. 5lbs [1914]. 5' 6", 10st. 2lbs [1924].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career with Leicester Schools, and playing for Carey Hill FC, a Leicester Sunday School side. Played football with the RASC and after featuring in the British Expeditionary Force team against Aldesrhot FC, he joined Aston Villa FC after the war in May 1919. After 355 league appearances, and sixty goals, he was signed by Port Vale FC alongside Dicky York on 3 June 1931 for a substantial fee after being placed on the open-to-transfer list at the end of the previous season. He retired a year later, having played in 34 league appearances and scored five times.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1919-20, runners-up 1923-24; Football League runners-up 1930-31;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions Son of William Dorrell (Aston Villa FC, 1894-96)

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 481st players (484) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 143, 8 December 1924, England 4 Belgium 0, a friendly match at The Hawthorns, Sandwell, West Bromwich, aged 28 years 253 days.
Last match No. 147, 24 October 1925, Ireland 0 England 0, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 29 years 208 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1924-25, 1925-26;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After retiring, he ran a public house, The Pelham Arms, in Alum Rock, Birmingham, where he remained until his death. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.90.

 

Arthur Dorrell - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
4 4 2 360 1 360 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Arthur Dorrell - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 1 1 1.667 1.00 75.0 +2
All 4 3 1 0 9 3 +6 1 2 2.25 0.75 87.5 +3

 

Arthur Dorrell - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
Friendly 2 2 0 0 7 2 +5 0 1 3.50 1.00 100.0 +2
All 4 3 1 0 9 3 +6 1 2 2.25 0.75 87.5 +3

 

Arthur Dorrell - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1924-25 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1925-26 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
BC All 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1

 

Arthur Dorrell - Match History
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 4 full capsx

Age 28
1 143 8 December 1924 - England 4 Belgium 0, The Hawthorns, West Bromwich Fr HW Start ol
2 144 28 February 1925 - Wales 1 England 2, Vetch Field, Swansea BC AW Start ol
Age 29
3 146 21 May 1925 - France 2 England 3, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris Fr AW Start 50 ol
4 147 24 October 1925 - Ireland 0 England 0, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AD Start ol

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