Cliff Holton

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

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. 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)