David Herd
David Herd

David Herd

Scotland international centre-forward David Herd was Arsenal's leading goalscorer in four successive seasons.

He played alongside his father Alec at Stockport County before moving to Highbury for £10,000 in August 1954.


Name David Herd
Arsenal Career 1954 - 1961
Position: Striker
Appearances 180 (180 starts, 0 as a sub)
Goals 107

Starring as Arsenal finished third in 1958/59, he scored 97 times in 166 First Division games prior to joining Manchester United for £35,000 in July 1961.

He netted twice in their 1963 FA Cup final triumph, also featuring in two League Championship successes.

Later with Stoke City and Waterford, he managed Lincoln City then owned two garages in Manchester until April 1999.

David passed away in October 2016, aged 82.

(With thanks to Leigh Edwards)


"I seem to remember David shooting at goal from quite a distance which was so hard the ball crashed against the bar before he headed the rebound home. Could that have been against Manchester United, the team he subsequently joined.. or am I just dreaming?"
Ian Crowhurst, Benoni, South Africa