Brendan Batson

Date of birth06 February 1953
Place of birthGrenada
NationalityEnglish
PositionRight back

Batson was signed as a youngster by Arsenal and went on to Cambridge United and then West Brom. A groundbreaker for black footballers in Britain he went on to become an able and effective administrator at the PFA and more recently at the FA.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Arsenal 01 Jun 1971 01 Jan 1974
Cambridge United 01 Jan 1974 01 Feb 1978

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1971-72 Arsenal League Division One
2
1972-73 Arsenal League Division One 3
1973-74 Arsenal League Division One 3
2


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
11 Mar 1972 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
22 Apr 1972 Arsenal v West Ham United W 2-1 League Division One
28 Feb 1973 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
03 Mar 1973 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 3-2 League Division One
09 May 1973 Leeds United v Arsenal L 6-1 League Division One
18 Aug 1973 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-3 FA Cup 3rd place play-off
04 Sep 1973 Sheffield United v Arsenal L 5-0 League Division One
13 Oct 1973 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
20 Oct 1973 Arsenal v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division One
27 Oct 1973 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
03 Nov 1973 Arsenal v Liverpool L 0-2 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
1980-81 England B International 1
1980-81 England International Friendly 1
1980-81 England U v B 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
14 Oct 1980 England v USA W 1-0 U v B
17 Nov 1980 England v Australia W 1-0 International Friendly
25 Mar 1981 Spain v England L 3-2 B INTER


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