Walsall player 172. Wilfred “Wilf” Walsh


Wilfred “Wilf” Walsh (born Pontlottyn, 29 July 1917, died 1977) was a Welsh footballer who played at outside right andinside forward.
He started his career at Arsenal in 1935, turning professional in 1936. However he spent two years on loan at Arsenal’s nursery club Margate before returning to the Gunners and making his league debut against Preston North End on 22 October 1938, a match that Arsenal won 1-0. Walsh made a total of three first-class appearances for Arsenal, all of them in the First Division, before being transferred to Derby County in June 1939. Walsh played for Derby during World War II and made a single League appearance in 1946-47. He moved to Walsall in March 1947 and made 33 appearances for them before his retirement from League football in 1948, making a total of 37Football League appearances in a career interrupted by the Second World War. Walsh later managed non-league sides Redditch United and Hednesford Town.

No picture of Wilf available.

Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1935-1939 Arsenal 3 (0)
1936-1938 Margate (loan)
1938-1947 Derby County 1 (0)
1947-1948 Walsall 33 (4)
Teams managed
Redditch United
Hednesford Town
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