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John Radford

John Radford

Clubs played for: Arsenal, West Ham United, Blackburn Rovers. (1963-1978).

Born: 1947

Birthplace: Hemsworth, Yorkshire

Position: Centre-forward/right winger

Biography: A true Gunners legend to rank alongside Bastin, James, Wright and Henry. Became a publican in Essex and then Hartfordshire, and was general manager of Bishops Stortford FC. Now gives legend tours of the Emirates Stadium.


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Radford, John As a small boy, I used to play with his nephews, they were always talking about uncle John. 55 years later, still supporting Arsenal.
16-07-22 Kevin Bailey

Radford, John During my schooldays in Dublin I was a fanatical supporter of Arsenal. Big John was my favourite player and having the same surname as him I pretended that he was my uncle, for years afterwards I had old schoolmates asking me how my uncle John was keeping. I also based my own football career on his style. Phil Radford.
24-04-22 Phil Radford.

Radford, John Dad supported Arsenal, took me to first game v Man United 1970. Arsenal won 4-0 Big John scored a hat trick, and I was hooked on both Arsenal and John. Still my favourite player of all time and we have had some players.
18-08-21 Paul Charman

Radford, John I met John Radford on Blackburn Railway Station on a Friday afternoon. He was with another Rovers player called Tim Parkin. He was more than happy to chat. Always liked the goals he scored for Arsenal. The next game was against Oldham at Boundary Park were he did a flying header and Rovers won one nil.

15-05-21 steffan Gisicz

Radford, John Me and a couple of mates were at Highbury for the FA Cup replay against Bolton February 67 I think It was Radfords birthday anyway we won 3-0 Redford scored all three my mate got a puppy next day and named it Radford dog was good, but could not head the ball like John! Great player we all loved him at Highbury. Cheers John.
14-02-21 Jon lee

Radford, John met him 2014 on legends tour modest lovely guy fantastic player always gave 100%. phenomenal header of the ball supported arsenal 47 years his like very rare

Radford, John Moved to London in the 60s watching most of the teams, QPR, Fulham,Chelsea till I managed to see a couple of mid week matches at Highbury, one player caught my eye immediately rising high above the oposing defenders that player John Radford, 50 years later still follow the Arsenal.

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