Harry King
Harry King

Harry King

Put simply, Harry King was one of Arsenal’s most prolific strikers before the First World War put his goalscoring to an end.

Signed from Northampton Town for £1,000 in 1914, King went on to score 26 goals in just 37 league appearances for the Club, as well as adding a further three in the FA Cup.


Name Harry King
Arsenal Career 1914 - 1919
Position: Striker
Appearances 39 (39 starts, 0 as a sub)
Goals 29

King holds the Club record for hat-tricks/matches, scoring one every 9.75 games. In fact, in 1914, he scored the first ever hat-trick at Highbury, meaning he claimed the first match ball there

Eventually, after serving with the Royal Garrison Artillery in Italy during the war, King joined Leicester City for £900 in 1919.