Charles Bell

You couldn't have asked for more from Charles Bell in his solitary first-class appearance for Arsenal.

The diminutive centre forward came into the team for one match during the 1913/14 campaign - the Club's first at Highbury - replacing the injured Stephen Stonley for the trip to Leicester Fosse.

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Name Charles Bell
Arsenal Career 1913 - 1914
Position:
Appearances 1 (1 starts, 0 as a sub)
Goals 2

Leicester were famously the first team to visit Highbury at the start of that historic season. They lost that fixture 2-1 and went down by the same scoreline in the return fixture, thanks largely to Bell.

The Scot scored both goals for Arsenal and seemed to have done enough to keep his place in the side. But no: five days later Stonley returned to the team and the Gunners drew a blank at Notts County.

Bell returned to his staple diet of South Eastern League and London League fixtures for the Reserves before moving to Chesterfield in July 1914.

He served as Captain of the Middlesex Regiment when the Great War broke out and, after the conflict, played for Barrow and Queen's Park Rangers.

In the late 1920s he coached in Italy, Brazil and France before returning to England to take charge of Mansfield and then Bournemouth.