Laurie Scott

Laurie Scott joined Arsenal from Bradford City in February 1937 in a part-exchange deal which saw Ernie Tuckett head the other way.

The tenacious full back went on to spend over 14 years at Highbury, playing 126 matches in a hugely-successful career in north London.

Scott was part of the side that claimed the 1947/48 First Division title, as well as helping lift the 1950 FA Cup with a 2-0 victory over Liverpool.

He also captained Arsenal during his career, which began with a first senior appearance against Copenhagen on a tour of Denmark in May 1937.

The defender earned England recognition and won 17 caps between 1946 and 1948 while still at the Club, as well as a further four in the B team where he held the captain's armband.

Two cartilage operations in 1949 effectively ended Scott's playing career but it did not stop him joining Crystal Palace as player-manager two years later. He was eventually sacked in 1954 before later becoming a sales representative for a hardware firm.

Scott was also a PT instructor in the RAF during World War Two, and made 16 wartime international appearances. 

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