George Arthur
Personal information
Full name George Arthur
Date of birth 23 February 1925
Place of birth Adamstown, New South Wales
Date of death 28 March 1990(1990-03-28) (aged 65)
Place of death New South Wales, Australia
Position(s) wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1943–1961 Wallsend FC 420 (100)
Lysaghts Orb
Blacksmiths Rangers
International career
1956 Australia 3
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 11 May 2009
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 11 May 2009

George Arthur (23 February 1925 – 28 March 1990)[1][2] was an Australian soccer player who played for Wallsend Football Club and Australia.[3]

Playing career

Arthur began his senior career with Merewether at the age of 17. He later joined Wallsend where he played over 400 first grade appearances and served as captain. He later had stints with Lysaghts Orb and Blacksmiths Rangers.[4]

Arthur was a member of the Australian team at the 1956 Summer Olympics. The Sydney Morning Herald called his performance in his debut against Japan "outstanding", noting that he was a surprise selection for the team. After Australia's elimination against India in their second match, Arthur only played once more for the national team, a post-Olympics friendly match against India in December 1956.[5][6][7][8]


  1. ^ George Arthur at Olympedia
  2. ^ George Arthur's profile at National Football Teams
  3. ^ "George Arthur". Olympedia. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Sporting Person: Arthur, George, Soccer". Newcastle City Council. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Australians win win first soccer game". The Sydney Morning Herald. 28 November 1956. p. 15. Retrieved 12 January 2021 – via
  6. ^ "Australia squad – 1956 Olympic Football Tournament". FIFA. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2009.
  7. ^ "The Australian national men's football team: caps and captains" (PDF). Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 11 June 2009 – via OzFootball.
  8. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: George Arthur". FIFA. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2009.