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Arthur Biggs Squad Index
Information:
1939-40 Squad Number:
Position:
Inside left
Date of Birth:
26th May 1915
Birthplace:
Wootton
Nationality:
English
Height:
5' 11"
Weight:
12st
Signed:
26/10/1938
Career History:
Arsenal (amateur - October 1933, professional - December 1933)
Hearts 9th December 1937 2,500
Aberdeen 26th October 1938 1,500, Released - 30th April 1946
Luton Town (war guest) 1939-40
Watford (war guest)
1941-42
Portsmouth (war guest)
1942-43
Crystal Palace (war guest)
1943-44
Ipswich Town (war guest) 1945-46
Bedford Town (loan)close season? 1946
Colchester United 17th May 1947
Vauxhall Motors 22nd November 1947
 
Profile:
Full Name: Arthur Gilbert Biggs

BIGGS SIGNED FOR DONS
SUBSTANTIAL SUM PAID TO HEARTS

Aberdeen F.C. last night signed Biggs, the Hearts centre-forward, and will turn out for the Dons against Clyde at Pittodrie on Saturday.
Mr David Halliday, the Aberdeen manager, travelled to Edinburgh on Monday morning, but it was not until late last night that negotiations were completed.

PLAYER PERSUADED

Terms were agreed to between the clubs on Monday, but it was only after a protracted discussion that the player was persuaded by the Aberdeen officials to put pen to paper.
The fee was not divulged, but is understood to be a substantial one.
Biggs joined Hearts from Arsenal on December 9 last year, being signed to take the place of Joe Mantle, the Stockport County leader, who had his leg broken on December against Morton. Biggs joined the Highbury club from Bedfordshire League football in 1933, and the season prior to coming to Scotland scored forty-six goals in Arsenal's reserve side. He also made several appearances in the first team.

PITTODRIE DISPLAY

Although he has not struck his best form at Tynecastle, the Englishman is a talented player, and a change of quarters may result in his finding his best form.
Playing for Hearts "A" at Pittodrie on Saturday, he was their best forward, and was extremely dangerous when he took over the inside-left berth in the second half.
Biggs, who is twenty-three years of age, stands 5ft. llin. and weighs close on 12 stone.

Source: Press & Journal, 26th October 1938

Died: Luton, 15th January 1996
Arthur Biggs

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
29/10/1938
Aberdeen 1-2 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 16,000 23 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1939-40
5
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
1
2
0
0
1938-39
23
0
9
0
0
0
5
0
2
0
0
0
28
0
11
1
0
0
Totals:
28
0
10
0
0
0
5
0
2
0
0
0
33
0
12
3
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 33 12