Ray Daniel
Ray Daniel

Ray Daniel

Welsh international centre half Ray Daniel was a key figure in Arsenal's 1952/53 League Championship success.

A former Swansea amateur, he signed professional at Highbury in October 1946 and made his league debut in Arsenal's 2-0 win over Charlton in May 1949.


Name Ray Daniel
Arsenal Career 1946 - 1953
Position: Defender
Appearances 99 (99 starts, 0 as a sub)
Goals 5

He succeeded Leslie Compton in the heart of defence and played in the 1952 FA Cup final, scoring five goals in 87 First Division games before being sold to Sunderland for £27,500 in June 1953.

Later with Cardiff City, Swansea and Hereford United player-boss, he worked in the licensed trade and was a sub-postmaster in Swansea. He died in November 1997.

(With thanks to Leigh Edwards)