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The Arsenal 100 Club

The 100 Club aims to formally recognise some of the Club's greatest former players. 

An official launch event was held in November 2013 with a host of former Arsenal legends in attendance including two goalkeepers - Jimmy Rimmer and John Lukic - defenders Billy McCullough, Lauren and club appearance record holder David O’Leary.

Former midfielders included Michael Thomas, whose goal sealed the 1989 league triumph at Liverpool, Invincibles star Robert Pires and Alan Skirton. Also enjoying the celebrations were forwards Tony Woodcock, John Radford and Alan Smith.

At 78, Billy ‘Flint’ McCullough was the oldest player in attendance. George Eastham, 80, who amassed 207 league appearances for Arsenal between 1960-1966, is the oldest member of The 100 Club.

In their time with Arsenal, The 100 Club members contributed to the Club’s 31 major trophies. Their combined appearances total 16,308 over 59 seasons.

Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick said: “It is a pleasure to welcome such an esteemed group of former players to The 100 Club. The faces in attendance bring back so many happy memories for everyone connected with Arsenal Football Club.

“It is only right that as we continue to evolve and aim for new honours and success, we remember those former players that helped make Arsenal what it is today. I look forward to seeing members of The 100 Club at future matches.”

Led by a committee of Bob Wilson, Pat Rice and Frank McLintock, The 100 Club will provide its members with an ongoing official forum to engage with Arsenal, and regular opportunities to attend matches at Emirates Stadium and official Club events.

In addition, an executive box is being made available to The 100 Club for regular use by members.

Bob Wilson, former Arsenal goalkeeper and The 100 Club committee member said: “The Club was very receptive when Pat Rice, Frank McLintock and I started to talk through how such a large group of ex-players could still feel engaged and part of The Arsenal in its present day existence, and we are beyond delighted to be here today at the launch of this very special club.

“Arsenal is a club steeped in history, tradition and class, and I know that every member of The 100 Club is delighted to have a continued official connection. We’re one big family and are very much looking forward to seeing the familiar faces at Emirates Stadium on a matchday and at future events.”

All members of The 100 Club have received specially-designed red and white ties. In the future all players with 100 Arsenal league appearances to their names will automatically be enrolled in to The 100 Club when they finish their playing careers, and will be presented with the official tie.

Current members of The 100 Club are as follows:

Men

 
Player Career Arsenal League Apps

John Barnwell

1957-1964  138
Jonny MacLeod 1961-1964  101
Jimmy Magill 1959-1965  116
Billy McCullough 1958-1966  253
Alan Skirton 1960-1966  145
George Eastham 1960-1966  207
Jim Furnell 1963-1968  141
Ian Ure 1963-1969  168
Terry Neill 1960-1970  241
David Court 1962-1970  175
Jon Sammels 1963-1971  215
George Graham 1966-1972  227
Frank McLintock 1964-1973  314
Bob Wilson 1963-1974  234
Ray Kennedy 1969-1974  158
Bob McNab 1966-1975  278
Charlie George 1969-1975  133
Eddie Kelly 1969-1975  175
John Radford 1964-1976  379
Peter Storey 1965-1977  391
Jimmy Rimmer 1974-1977  124
Peter Simpson 1964-1978  370
Pat Rice 1967-1980  397
Liam Brady 1973-1980  235
Sammy Nelson 1969-1981  255
David Price 1973-1981  126
Willie Young 1977-1981  170
Frank Stapleton 1975-1981  225
Alan Sunderland 1977-1983  206
John Hollins 1979-1983  127
Pat Jennings 1977-1984  237
Brian Talbot 1979-1985  254
Stewart Robson 1981-1986  151
Tony Woodcock 1982-1986  131
Charlie Nicholas 1983-1987  151
Viv Anderson 1984-1987  120
Kenny Sansom 1980-1988  314
Graham Rix 1977-1988  351
John Lukic 1984-1990  241
Martin Hayes 1985-1990  102
Michael Thomas 1987-1991  163
Perry Groves 1986-1992  156
David O'Leary 1975-1993  558
Paul Davis 1980-1994  351
Alan Smith 1987-1995  264
Kevin Campbell 1988-1995  166
Andy Linighan 1990-1996  118
David Hillier 1990-1996  104
Paul Merson 1986-1997  327
Ian Wright 1991-1998  221
Steve Bould 1988-1999  287
Nigel Winterburn 1987-2000  440
Marc Overmars 1997-2000  100
Tony Adams 1983-2002  504
Gilles Grimandi 1997-2002  114
Lee Dixon 1988-2002  458
David Seaman 1990-2003  405
Sylvain Wiltord 2000-2004  106
Nwankwo Kanu 1999-2004  119
Ray Parlour 1992-2004  333
Martin Keown 1993-2004  332
Patrick Vieira 1996-2005  279
Robert Pires 2000-2006  189
Lauren 2000-2006  159
Dennis Bergkamp 1995-2006  315
Sol Campbell 2001-2006  146
Freddie Ljungberg 1998-2007  216
Gilberto 2002-2008  170
Kolo Toure 2002-2009 225
William Gallas 2006-2010  101
Jens Lehmann 2003-2011  148
Thierry Henry 1999-2012  258
Manuel Almunia 2004-2012  109
Andrey Arshavin 2009-2013 105
Abou Diaby 2006-2015 124
Mikel Arteta 2011-2016  110
Tomas Rosicky 2006-2016 170
Per Mertesacker 2011-2018 156

 

STILL PLAYING

A further 26 players will become members of The 100 Club when they finish their careers.

 
Player Career Arsenal League Apps
Ashley Cole 1999-2006  156
Emmanuel Adebayor 2006-2009  142
Cesc Fabregas 2003-2011  212
Gael Clichy 2003-2011  187
Emmanuel Eboue 2005-2011  132
Robin van Persie 2004-2012  194
Alex Song 2005-2012  143
Nicklas Bendtner 2005-2013  108
Thomas Vermaelen 2009-2014  110
Bacary Sagna 2007-2014  213
Mathieu Flamini 2004-2016  168
Aaron Ramsey 2008-  213
Santi Cazorla 2012-2018 129
Laurent Koscielny 2010-  216
Theo Walcott 2006-2018 270
Olivier Giroud 2012-2018 180
Kieran Gibbs 2007-2017  137
Wojciech Szczesny 2009-2017  132
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 2011-2017  132
Jack Wilshere 2008-2018 125
Nacho Monreal 2013- 

139

Mesut Ozil 2013-  119
Francis Coquelin 2008-2018 105
Alexis 2014-2018 122
Hector Bellerin 2013- 142
Petr Cech 2015- 110

* Appearances correct at start of 2018/19 season

WOMen

 
Player Career Total Arsenal Apps

Anita Asante

1998-2008 160
Angela Banks 1999-2005  143
Emma Byrne 2000-2016  459
Danielle Carter 2009- 178
Leanne Champ 2001-2008 135
Katie Chapman 2006-2013 181
Gemma Davison 2005-2013* 214
Niamh Fahey 2008-2014 144
Kelley Few 1998-2003  100
Gilly Flaherty 2006-2013 155
Julie Fleeting 2004-2012 141
Ciara Grant 1998-2014 403
Kim Little 2008-*  170
Jayne Ludlow 2000-2013  356
Emma Mitchell 2013- 108
Jordan Nobbs 2010-  181
Kirsty Pealling 1987-2006 177
Mary Phillip 2004-2008 135
Lianne Sanderson 1997-2016* 184
Alex Scott 2002-2018* 313
Kelly Smith 1996-2017* 156
Marieanne Spacey 1993-2002 100
Casey Stoney 1999-2016* 122
Yvonne Tracey 2000-2014 139
Clare Wheatley 1993-2005 155
Faye White 1996-2013 227
Sian Williams 1990-2004  123
Leah Williamson 2014- 101
Rachel Yankey 1996-2016*  314

* Appearances correct as of January 31, 2019 

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