Charlie Preedy

Charlie Preedy won the FA Cup with Arsenal in 1930.

The India-born goalkeeper joined from Wigan Borough in May 1929 before making his debut in a 2-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday in September 1929.

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Name Charlie Preedy
Arsenal Career 1929 - 1933
Position: Goalkeeper
Appearances 40 (40 starts, 0 as a sub)
Goals 0

Preedy kept his place until November that year when Dan Lewis returned to the first team. But after Lewis was injured in a 6-6 draw against Leicester City, Preedy was between the posts as the Gunners beat Huddersfield in the 1930 final - their first major honour.

The goalkeeper reached double figures for appearances in his first three seasons at Arsenal but was in and out of the side as Herbert Chapman searched for a regular No 1.

Gerrard Keizer, Bill Harper and Frank Moses were all brought to the Club and Preedy's 11 appearances in the 1930/31 campaign were not enough for a league winners' medal.

He transferred to Bristol Rovers alongside Horace Cope in July 1933 before later playing for Luton Town and Margate.