John Radford (born
is a former
Playing as a
centre forward or right-winger,
Radford spent most of his career at
making 482 appearances and scoring 149 goals. After joining the club as an
apprentice, he made his debut in
1963 and became
Arsenal's youngest ever
January 2, 1965),
at the age of 17 years and 315 days, a record that holds to this day.
Radford helped Arsenal win the
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the
FA Cup and
double in 1971.
He continued to play for the club through the
injury and the emergence of
Frank Stapleton meant he was no longer a regular by the time he left Arsenal
West Ham United in
1976. After two seasons at the Hammers, Radford joined
Blackburn Rovers, and then played for
Bishop's Stortford before retiring.
He won two
England caps but didn't score in either match.
As of 2005,
he is Arsenal's fourth all-time top scorer.
After retiring, he became a
landlord, and enjoyed several spells as manager of Bishop's Stortford in the
late 1980s and