This is one of the index pages of the Arsenal History site. It covers our articles on the first Arsenal season in the league. For a complete guide to the site please click here.
The background articles for the series on the Players of the First League Season
- The background – as Arsenal prepared for the League
- How Arsenal got into the league
- 5th May 1893, Royal Arsenal announce their new name
- What the newspaper report of the very first game said – word for word
- Newcastle v Arsenal 1893 – the newspaper report
- Copies of original newspaper reports on first league match
The players in the first match
- Charlie Williams: went on to manage Denmark and in Brazil
- Joseph Powell: Our first captain who died of injuries on the pitch
- William Wallace Jeffrey: The right back who was a keeper
- Daniel Devine: Lost to history
- Rorbert Buist: I thought he caused us to go pro, but I was wrong.
- David Howat: The mystery man
- Duncan Gemmell: Even more of a mystery man
- James Henderson: Rifleman, champions medal, Arsenal, and then…
- Walter Shaw: scored our first ever league goal
- Arthur Elliott: Arsenal’s untraceable record holder
- Charles Booth: the first man to play for Arsenal and Tottenham?
The players who played later in the season
- John Storrs who played in our first season, but then vanished.
- Patrick O’Brien: more info than previously put together, but still not much on this Arsenal man.
- Robert Buchanan; an Arsenal man for two seasons who died tragically young
- Frederick Davis: 150 games for Arsenal
- Joseph Frederick (“Billy”) Heath; the man who scored the very first penalty
- Gavin Crawford: one of the first 100+ games men
- Joseph Cooper: the most mysterious of all the mysterious Arsenal players
- Stanley Briggs; from Tottenham to Arsenal to Tottenham. But is the tale all it seems?
- James Boyle: played centre half and in goal
- Frank V Kirk: a man who moved from Royal Arsenal to Royal Ordnance Factories.
- Arthur George Worrall: a much travelled man who played 10 games in 32 days.
- Thomas Bryan: he played for Woolwich Arsenal but was there really a Woolwich Ordnance Factory club?
- Walter Williams: could he really have played 58 friendlies for Arsenal?
- Lycurgus Burrows: played for Tottenham and Arsenal at the same time.
- William McNab: came from Burnley and played for ROF FC and a possible family sighting.
- GH Jacques – the last of the 28; perhaps the greatest mystery man of all.
That concludes the list of all the players who played a league game for Woolwich Arsenal FC in their first League season of 1893-94.
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