Arsenal’s Century Club – John Radford

Nineteen players have achieved the feat of scoring 100 goals for the Club over the past 96 years. The players are sorted by the number of games taken to reach the 100 goal mark. Big Raddy sits at number 17.
John Radford was born on 22 February 1947 in Hemsworth, Yorkshire.
He joined Arsenal as an apprentice in 1962, turning professional in February 1964.
During an interview he said – “I well remember the day before my debut in Arsenal’s senior side. It was Friday 20th March 1964, just a month after my 17th birthday. In those days we youngsters had to do all sorts of menial tasks around the place and one of them that day was to clean the baths at Highbury stadium. I was scrubbing away when the next thing I knew, our manager Billy Wright was standing watching me.
“John, you’ll need to rest u...

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