Vic Groves

Date of birth05 November 1932
Place of birthStepney
NationalityEnglish
PositionInside Forward/Wing half

Previously an amateur with Tottenham Hotspur, the best of Vic was seen from 1959 when he was moved back to midfield and succeeded Dave Bowen as Arsenal captain.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Tottenham Hotspur 01 Jun 1952 01 Oct 1954
Leyton Orient 01 Oct 1954 01 Nov 1955

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1952-53 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 3
2
1953-54 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 1
1
1955-56 Arsenal FA Cup 5
4
1955-56 Arsenal League Division One 15
8
1956-57 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1956-57 Arsenal League Division One 5
2
1957-58 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1957-58 Arsenal League Division One 30
10
1958-59 Arsenal FA Cup 4
2
1958-59 Arsenal League Division One 33
10
1959-60 Arsenal League Division One 30
1
1960-61 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1960-61 Arsenal League Division One 32
1961-62 Arsenal League Division One 16
1962-63 Arsenal League Division One 9
1963-64 Arsenal FA Cup 3
1963-64 Arsenal Fairs Cup 2
1963-64 Arsenal League Division One 15


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 Sep 1952 Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool W 3-1 League Division One
07 Mar 1953 Blackpool v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-0 League Division One
12 Mar 1953 Tottenham Hotspur v Derby County W 5-2 League Division One
03 Sep 1953 Charlton Athletic v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-1 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
1950-51 England British Youth Championships 3
4
1950-51 England UEFA Under-18 1
1952-53 England Amateur 1
1952-53 England Amateur v A 1
1953-54 England A v Amateur 1
1954-55 England Amateur 1
1
1955-56 England B International 1
1956-57 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
03 Feb 1951 Scotland v England W 1-6 British Youth Championships
17 Feb 1951 Wales v England D 1-1 British Youth Championships
22 Mar 1951 Belgium v England D 1-1 UEFA U18 1st round
05 May 1951 England v Ireland W 5-2 British Youth Championships
15 Nov 1952 England v Netherlands D 2-2 Amateur v A
31 Jan 1953 England v Northern Ireland W 4-1 Amateur
07 Mar 1954 Netherlands v England L 1-0 A v Amateur
18 Sep 1954 England v Northern Ireland W 5-0 Amateur
19 Oct 1955 England v Yugoslavia W 5-1 B INTER
17 Oct 1956 England v France D 0-0 U23


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