The Arsenal Anniversary Files
Below are the Arsenal (and occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. An index to the Anniversary files can be found in the left column of this site under “Pages”
You can find an index to all the anniversary files in the Pages section on the left… just scroll down.
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25 June 1904: Fred Coles transferred to Grimsby. He later became a cricket and football coach in Sweden and was also trainer of Hague in Holland between 1910 and 1911.
25 June 1910: Sidney Cartwright born. signed for Arsenal as an amateur in April 1931 and as a professional on 9 May. He made his debut on 22 Feb 1936 against Portsmouth.
25 June 1914: Henry Norris was adopted as one of two Conservative Party candidates to contest the parliamentary seats in Stockport both strongly held by the Liberals. He did not fight the seat however as he was subsequently offer the chance to fight the seat in Fulham.
25 June 1960: Death of Charlie Buchan aged 68. After retiring from playing he became a football journalist, wrote a coaching manual and was a commentator for the BBC. He co-founded the Football Writers’ Association, and edited Charles Buchan’s Football Monthly. See also Buchan’s first period at Arsenal.
25 June 1975: Steve Gatting signed as apprentice professional. He became a professional two years later and played his first game with the first team as a sub versus Lokomotiv Leipzig on September 13, 1978 which Arsenal won 3-0.
25 June 1978: Paul Davis joined Arsenal as a professional. He had signed for Arsenal in 1977, and played for the first team for the first time against Tottenham on April 7 1980 at Tottenham. We won 2-1
25 June 1982: Pat Jennings played as N Ireland beat the hosts Spain in the World Cup 1-0. In all he played 119 games for the Province.
25 June 1997: Arsene Wenger signed Manu Petit for the second time. He had signed him originally in 1988 from ES Arques-la-Bataille and now, this time from Monaco for £2.5m. Luis Boa Morte also signed on this day.
25 June 2007: After 254 league games and 174 goals Thierry Henry transferred to Barcelona for €24 million in a deal that ultimately cost the Catalan club over £250,000 per match. Also quoted as 23 June in some quarters.