Joe Hulme

Joe Hulme’s glittering Arsenal career began in 1926 when he joined from Blackburn Rovers for a fee of £3,500.

The outside right made his debut at Leeds United on February 6, 1926 and was named in the team that was beaten 1-0 by Cardiff City in the FA Cup final the following season.

Trophies may not have been immediate, but under the leadership of Herbert Chapman, Arsenal quickly became the dominant force in English football.

Hulme was picked for the 1930 FA Cup final, where Alex James and Jack Lambert scored to secure a 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town - Arsenal’s first major honour.

The honours kept coming. Hulme was part of the squad that won the First Division title four times between 1931 and 1935 and added his second FA Cup winners’ medal in 1936 when Ted Drake’s second-half strike settled a tight final against Sheffield United.

Hulme won the Charity Shield twice in successive years between 1931 and 1932 and, when not playing football, would represent Middlesex at cricket.

In total, Hulme made 374 appearances and scored 125 goals for Arsenal before joining Huddersfield for £2,000 at the start of 1938 before retiring shortly after.

Hulme went on to manage Tottenham Hotspur for four years before becoming a journalist.

He passed away on September 26, 1991.

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