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Joe Arnison

Joseph William (Billy) ARNISON

South African born Billy first came to prominence with Glasgow Rangers from whom the Hatters paid £8,000 for his services in 1948. Scoring a hat-trick in the 3-0 home win over Cardiff in only his fourth game Billy soon became a crowd favourite finishing as top scorer in 1948/49 despite missing a large part of the season with a right knee injury.
Because of this injury Billy was never able to repeat his scoring feats and after three major operations decided to call it a day at the age of 27.
After a well deserved testimonial, Billy returned to South Africa where he practised as a physiotherapist until passing away in 1996.

Player

Appearances

League appearances

44

Non-League appearances

0

FAC appearances

2

FLC appearances

0

Other

0

Total

46

Goals

League goals

19

Non-League goals

0

FAC goals

2

FLC goals

0

Other

0

Total

21

Related Matches

Bury

4

Luton Town

1
1950/1951 Football League
Match Report

Southampton

2

Luton Town

1
1949/1950 Football League
Match Report

Cardiff City

0

Luton Town

0
1949/1950 Football League
Match Report
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