Cliff Holton
Cliff Holton

Cliff Holton

Centre-forward Cliff Holton featured in Arsenal's 1952/53 League Championship success.

Previously with Oxford City, he joined the Gunners in November 1947 and played in the 1952 FA Cup final.


Name Cliff Holton
Arsenal Career 1947 - 1958
Position: Striker
Appearances 217 (217 starts, 0 as a sub)
Goals 88

He netted 83 goals in 198 First Division games before being sold to Watford for £10,000 in October 1958, scoring 42 times in their 1959/60 promotion success.

Reuniting with Dave Bowen at Northampton Town in September 1961, he played for Crystal Palace, Watford, Charlton Athletic and Orient.

He ran a precision engineering firm in Stonebridge then worked for a sports marketing firm and died on holiday in Spain in May 1996. (With thanks to Leigh Edwards)