Bill Dodgin

Date of birth04 November 1931
Place of birthGateshead
NationalityEnglish
PositionCentre half

Taking over from Highbury favourite Ray Daniel, although standing 6ft 4ins, Bill's spindly frame meant he didn't have the physical presence of his most stoppers in the 50s.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Fulham 01 Sep 1949 01 Dec 1952
Arsenal 01 Dec 1952 01 Mar 1961

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1952-53 Arsenal League Division One 1
1953-54 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1953-54 Arsenal League Division One 39
1954-55 Arsenal League Division One 3
1955-56 Arsenal FA Cup 3
1955-56 Arsenal League Division One 15
1956-57 Arsenal FA Cup 6
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1956-57 Arsenal League Division One 41
1957-58 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1957-58 Arsenal League Division One 23
1958-59 Arsenal FA Cup 3
1958-59 Arsenal League Division One 39
1959-60 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1959-60 Arsenal League Division One 30


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
15 Apr 1953 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 4-1 League Division One
19 Aug 1953 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
22 Aug 1953 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town D 0-0 League Division One
24 Aug 1953 Sheffield United v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
29 Aug 1953 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
01 Sep 1953 Arsenal v Sheffield United D 1-1 League Division One
05 Sep 1953 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 2-3 League Division One
08 Sep 1953 Arsenal v Chelsea L 1-2 League Division One
12 Sep 1953 Sunderland v Arsenal L 7-1 League Division One
15 Sep 1953 Chelsea v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
19 Sep 1953 Arsenal v Manchester City D 2-2 League Division One
26 Sep 1953 Cardiff City v Arsenal W 0-3 League Division One
03 Oct 1953 Arsenal v Preston North End W 3-2 League Division One
10 Oct 1953 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
17 Oct 1953 Arsenal v Burnley L 2-5 League Division One
24 Oct 1953 Charlton Athletic v Arsenal W 1-5 League Division One
31 Oct 1953 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 4-1 League Division One
07 Nov 1953 Manchester United v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
14 Nov 1953 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 4-3 League Division One
21 Nov 1953 Liverpool v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
28 Nov 1953 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 2-1 League Division One
05 Dec 1953 Middlesbrough v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
12 Dec 1953 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion D 2-2 League Division One
19 Dec 1953 Huddersfield Town v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
26 Dec 1953 Blackpool v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
28 Dec 1953 Arsenal v Blackpool D 1-1 League Division One
09 Jan 1954 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 5-1 FA Cup 3rd round
16 Jan 1954 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
23 Jan 1954 Arsenal v Sunderland L 1-4 League Division One
30 Jan 1954 Arsenal v Norwich City L 1-2 FA Cup 4th round
06 Feb 1954 Manchester City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
13 Feb 1954 Arsenal v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Division One
24 Feb 1954 Preston North End v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
27 Feb 1954 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-3 League Division One
06 Mar 1954 Burnley v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
13 Mar 1954 Arsenal v Charlton Athletic D 3-3 League Division One
20 Mar 1954 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
27 Mar 1954 Arsenal v Manchester United W 3-1 League Division One
03 Apr 1954 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
06 Apr 1954 Arsenal v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
19 Apr 1954 Portsmouth v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
24 Apr 1954 Arsenal v Middlesbrough W 3-1 League Division One
16 Oct 1954 Arsenal v Portsmouth L 0-1 League Division One
23 Oct 1954 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
30 Oct 1954 Arsenal v Sunderland L 1-3 League Division One
28 Jan 1956 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 4-1 FA Cup 4th round
04 Feb 1956 Arsenal v Sunderland W 3-1 League Division One
11 Feb 1956 Aston Villa v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
18 Feb 1956 Charlton Athletic v Arsenal W 0-2 FA Cup 5th round
21 Feb 1956 Arsenal v Everton W 3-2 League Division One
25 Feb 1956 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
03 Mar 1956 Arsenal v Birmingham City L 1-3 FA Cup Quarter-final
06 Mar 1956 Arsenal v Preston North End W 3-2 League Division One
10 Mar 1956 Charlton Athletic v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
17 Mar 1956 Arsenal v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
24 Mar 1956 Sheffield United v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
31 Mar 1956 Arsenal v Luton Town W 3-0 League Division One
02 Apr 1956 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town W 2-0 League Division One
03 Apr 1956 Huddersfield Town v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
07 Apr 1956 Burnley v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
14 Apr 1956 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Division One
21 Apr 1956 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
28 Apr 1956 Cardiff City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
18 Aug 1956 Arsenal v Cardiff City D 0-0 League Division One
21 Aug 1956 Arsenal v Burnley W 2-0 League Division One
25 Aug 1956 Birmingham City v Arsenal L 4-2 League Division One
28 Aug 1956 Burnley v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
01 Sep 1956 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion W 4-1 League Division One
04 Sep 1956 Arsenal v Preston North End L 1-2 League Division One
08 Sep 1956 Portsmouth v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
10 Sep 1956 Preston North End v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
15 Sep 1956 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 0-1 League Division One
29 Sep 1956 Arsenal v Manchester United L 1-2 League Division One
06 Oct 1956 Arsenal v Manchester City W 7-3 League Division One
13 Oct 1956 Charlton Athletic v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
20 Oct 1956 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-1 League Division One
27 Oct 1956 Everton v Arsenal L 4-0 League Division One
03 Nov 1956 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 2-1 League Division One
10 Nov 1956 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal L 5-2 League Division One
17 Nov 1956 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 3-0 League Division One
24 Nov 1956 Leeds United v Arsenal D 3-3 League Division One
01 Dec 1956 Arsenal v Sunderland D 1-1 League Division One
08 Dec 1956 Luton Town v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
15 Dec 1956 Cardiff City v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
22 Dec 1956 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 4-0 League Division One
25 Dec 1956 Chelsea v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1956 Arsenal v Chelsea W 2-0 League Division One
29 Dec 1956 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
05 Jan 1957 Arsenal v Stoke City W 4-2 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 1957 Arsenal v Portsmouth D 1-1 League Division One
19 Jan 1957 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
26 Jan 1957 Newport County v Arsenal W 0-2 FA Cup 4th round
02 Feb 1957 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 6-3 League Division One
09 Feb 1957 Manchester United v Arsenal L 6-2 League Division One
16 Feb 1957 Preston North End v Arsenal D 3-3 FA Cup 5th round
19 Feb 1957 Arsenal v Preston North End W 2-1 FA Cup 5th round replay
23 Feb 1957 Arsenal v Everton W 2-0 League Division One
02 Mar 1957 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal D 2-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
05 Mar 1957 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion L 1-2 FA Cup Quarter-final replay
09 Mar 1957 Arsenal v Luton Town L 1-3 League Division One
13 Mar 1957 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
16 Mar 1957 Aston Villa v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
20 Mar 1957 Manchester City v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
23 Mar 1957 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 0-0 League Division One
30 Mar 1957 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
06 Apr 1957 Arsenal v Leeds United W 1-0 League Division One
13 Apr 1957 Sunderland v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
19 Apr 1957 Arsenal v Blackpool D 1-1 League Division One
20 Apr 1957 Arsenal v Charlton Athletic W 3-1 League Division One
22 Apr 1957 Blackpool v Arsenal W 2-4 League Division One
04 Sep 1957 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
07 Sep 1957 Blackpool v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
10 Sep 1957 Arsenal v Everton L 2-3 League Division One
14 Sep 1957 Arsenal v Leicester City W 3-1 League Division One
21 Sep 1957 Manchester United v Arsenal L 4-2 League Division One
28 Sep 1957 Arsenal v Leeds United W 2-1 League Division One
02 Oct 1957 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 4-0 League Division One
05 Oct 1957 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
12 Oct 1957 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
16 Oct 1957 Everton v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
19 Oct 1957 Arsenal v Birmingham City L 1-3 League Division One
26 Oct 1957 Chelsea v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
02 Nov 1957 Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division One
09 Nov 1957 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal L 4-0 League Division One
16 Nov 1957 Arsenal v Portsmouth W 3-2 League Division One
23 Nov 1957 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
30 Nov 1957 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 2-3 League Division One
07 Dec 1957 Burnley v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
14 Dec 1957 Arsenal v Preston North End W 4-2 League Division One
21 Dec 1957 Arsenal v Sunderland W 3-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1957 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
28 Dec 1957 Luton Town v Arsenal L 4-0 League Division One
04 Jan 1958 Northampton Town v Arsenal L 3-1 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1958 Arsenal v Blackpool L 2-3 League Division One
23 Aug 1958 Preston North End v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
26 Aug 1958 Arsenal v Burnley W 3-0 League Division One
30 Aug 1958 Arsenal v Leicester City W 5-1 League Division One
02 Sep 1958 Burnley v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
06 Sep 1958 Everton v Arsenal W 1-6 League Division One
09 Sep 1958 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 6-1 League Division One
13 Sep 1958 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-1 League Division One
17 Sep 1958 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
20 Sep 1958 Arsenal v Manchester City W 4-1 League Division One
27 Sep 1958 Leeds United v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
04 Oct 1958 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion W 4-3 League Division One
11 Oct 1958 Manchester United v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
18 Oct 1958 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 League Division One
22 Oct 1958 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
25 Oct 1958 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal L 4-2 League Division One
01 Nov 1958 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 3-2 League Division One
08 Nov 1958 West Ham United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
15 Nov 1958 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest W 3-1 League Division One
22 Nov 1958 Chelsea v Arsenal W 0-3 League Division One
29 Nov 1958 Arsenal v Blackpool L 1-4 League Division One
06 Dec 1958 Portsmouth v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
13 Dec 1958 Arsenal v Aston Villa L 1-2 League Division One
20 Dec 1958 Arsenal v Preston North End L 1-2 League Division One
27 Dec 1958 Arsenal v Luton Town W 1-0 League Division One
03 Jan 1959 Leicester City v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
10 Jan 1959 Bury v Arsenal W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
31 Jan 1959 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
07 Feb 1959 Manchester City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
14 Feb 1959 Arsenal v Sheffield United D 2-2 FA Cup 5th round
18 Feb 1959 Sheffield United v Arsenal L 3-0 FA Cup 5th round replay
21 Feb 1959 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
24 Feb 1959 Arsenal v Leeds United W 1-0 League Division One
28 Feb 1959 Arsenal v Manchester United W 3-2 League Division One
07 Mar 1959 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal L 6-1 League Division One
14 Mar 1959 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 League Division One
21 Mar 1959 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
28 Mar 1959 Arsenal v West Ham United L 1-2 League Division One
04 Apr 1959 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
11 Apr 1959 Arsenal v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
14 Apr 1959 Birmingham City v Arsenal L 4-1 League Division One
18 Apr 1959 Blackpool v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
25 Apr 1959 Arsenal v Portsmouth W 5-2 League Division One
26 Aug 1959 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal W 0-3 League Division One
29 Aug 1959 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal D 3-3 League Division One
01 Sep 1959 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
05 Sep 1959 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
09 Sep 1959 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
12 Sep 1959 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-1 League Division One
15 Sep 1959 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 2-1 League Division One
19 Sep 1959 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
26 Sep 1959 Arsenal v Blackpool W 2-1 League Division One
03 Oct 1959 Everton v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
10 Oct 1959 Manchester United v Arsenal L 4-2 League Division One
17 Oct 1959 Arsenal v Preston North End L 0-3 League Division One
24 Oct 1959 Leicester City v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
31 Oct 1959 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 3-0 League Division One
07 Nov 1959 Leeds United v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
14 Nov 1959 Arsenal v West Ham United L 1-3 League Division One
21 Nov 1959 Chelsea v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
28 Nov 1959 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion L 2-4 League Division One
12 Dec 1959 Arsenal v Burnley L 2-4 League Division One
19 Dec 1959 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal L 5-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1959 Arsenal v Luton Town L 0-3 League Division One
28 Dec 1959 Luton Town v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
02 Jan 1960 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 4-4 League Division One
09 Jan 1960 Rotherham United v Arsenal D 2-2 FA Cup 3rd round
20 Feb 1960 Arsenal v Everton W 2-1 League Division One
27 Feb 1960 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 1-0 League Division One
05 Mar 1960 Preston North End v Arsenal W 0-3 League Division One
15 Mar 1960 Arsenal v Leicester City D 1-1 League Division One
19 Mar 1960 Burnley v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
26 Mar 1960 Arsenal v Leeds United D 1-1 League Division One
09 Apr 1960 Arsenal v Chelsea L 1-4 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1953-54 England Under-23 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
20 Jan 1954 Italy v England L 3-0 U23


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.