Paddy Sloan
Paddy Sloan

Paddy Sloan

Paddy Sloan was well travelled by the end of his career.

The Irish inside forward joined Arsenal from Tranmere Rovers in May 1946, having won wartime international honours with his former club.

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Name Paddy Sloan
Arsenal Career 1946 - 1948
Position:
Appearances 36 (36 starts, 0 as a sub)
Goals 1

Sloan served in the Army in Germany during the Second World War before making the move to Highbury, where he made 36 appearances and scored once.

The forward won two full caps for the Republic of Ireland in 1946 and added another for Northern Ireland a year later. 

Sloan eventually transferred to Sheffield United in February 1948 before departing for Italy - and Milan - that summer.

He later played for Turin, Udinese and Brescia and then returned to England with Norwich and Peterborough.

The globetrotting Sloan took up a managerial position with Rabat FC in Malta before taking the reins in England with Hastings United.

He was player-manager of Lockheed Leamington and coach at Bath City but then headed abroad again, this time for a coaching job in Melbourne with Juventus FC.

He later became chairman of National Soccer Coaches Association in 1964.