Billy Warnes was the son of Rube Warnes, a former amateur boxing champion.
It was not in the ring where Billy followed his father's footsteps, but on the football pitch.
|Arsenal Career||1925 - 1933|
|Appearances||1 (1 starts, 0 as a sub)|
Warnes' senior record eventually stood at just one FA Cup appearance - a 2-0 defeat against Walsall in January 1933 - but it could have been more.
He enjoyed success with the team as London Combinations champions in 1928/29, London FA Challenge Cup winners in 1930/31 and was an England amateur international. And Warnes’ return of 37 goals in 89 Football Combination matches was not to be sniffed at.
Nonetheless, a professional career at Highbury would evade Warnes. He eventually made the switch to Norwich City in May 1933, before retiring and setting up a tobacconist and confectionery business.