Focus On: John Radford

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John Radford was born in Hemsworth, Yorkshire to a butcher.  He joined Arsenal as an apprentice in 1962, turning professional in February 1964.

He was a prolific goalscorer in the youth and reserve teams, before making his first-team debut. Became Arsenal’s youngest ever hat-trick scorer, against Wolves on 2 January 1965, at the age of 17 years and 315 days, a record that remains to this day.[2]

Radford had been moved up front again and continued to score regularly. The following 1970-71 season Radford scored 21, his best single tally in a season. He continued to play for Arsenal through the early 1970s. In all he played 481 times for Arsenal, scoring 149 goals.


  • Full Name: John Radford
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of Birth: 22.02.1947
  • Birthplace: Hemsworth, Yorkshire
  • Nation: England
  • Club Career: Arsenal
    • Period: 1964-1976
    • League Games: 379
    • League Goals: 111
  • Previous Club: N/A
    • Transfer fee: N/A
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