Name: John Radford
Born: 22 February 1947 – Hemsworth, England
Position: Center/Inside Forward, Right Winger
Club Career: Years Team Apps Gls 1964-1976 Arsenal 481 149 1976-1977 West Ham Utd 28 0 1977-1979 Blackburn Rovers 38 10
International Career: 1969-1971 England 2 0
Arsenal FC’s fourth all time highest goal scorer behind Cliff Basten, Thierry Henri and Ian Wright and the clubs youngest ever hat-trick scorer (against Wolves in 1965). John Radford was a powerful, fearless and unselfish forward.
An instrumental part of Arsenal’s FA Cup and League double-winning side of 1970 – 71, a season that proved the most prolific for Radford who scored 21 goals and set up many more including both goals that secured Arsenal the 2-1 FA Cup win against Liverpool clinching the double.
Only capped twice for his country, Frank Mclintock tells a story that Radford said of Sir Alf Ramsay, “Don’t like the booger”… a straight talking, true Highbury Legend.
Time Vault Soccer doffs it’s cap to this no fuss, highly effective forward with a representation of the double winning 1970 – 71 season.
Also see “Gunnerstown” blog.
Position: Attack (Centre, Right) Rating: 1 Star Skill Stats: ATTACK 5 DEFEND 2 SPECIAL: N/A
Season Stats: Year Team App Gls Hons 1970 – 1971 Arsenal 62 (0) 21 (0) Div1, FAC
Strategy Tip: Maybe lacking the top end scoring power of some forwards Radford offers a defensive cushion. Well suited to a balanced strategy from the start or used as a substitute to replace a more defensive minded player when chasing the game. Particularly useful when playing along side players with the "Inspiration" Special Skill.
Features in: "Debut 60's v 70's - Card No: 32/32"
Figures in (Italics) = stats for their National side.