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Walter Arnott (12 May 1861 – 18 May 1931), sometimes known as Wattie Arnott,[1] was a Scottish all-round sportsman born in Glasgow.

Walter Arnott
Personal information
Full name Walter Arnott[1]
Date of birth 12 May 1861
Place of birth Govan, Scotland
Date of death 18 May 1931(1931-05-18) (aged 70)[2]
Place of death Cathcart, Scotland
Playing position Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Pollokshields Athletic
0000–1882 Ashfield
1882–1893 Queen's Park 0 (0)
Pollokshields Athletic (guest)
1884Kilmarnock (guest)
Newcastle West End (guest)
Corinthian (guest)
→ Ballina (guest)
1891Linfield (guest)
1892Third Lanark (guest) 1 (0)
1893St Bernard's (guest) 15 (1)
1895 Celtic 1 (0)
1895 Notts County 1 (0)
National team
1883–1893 Scotland 14 (0)
Teams managed
Queen's Park (youth)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Football careerEdit

Arnott played for Queen's Park and the Scotland national team.[3]

Arnott joined Queen's Park from Pollokshields Athletic in 1882 and remained with the Glasgow club until his retirement in the mid-1890s.[3] However, he occasionally played as a guest for several other clubs including Northern Irish side Linfield – for whom he won an Irish Cup medal, Kilmarnock, Newcastle West End, Notts County, St Bernard's, Third Lanark, Celtic and Corinthian.[1][3][4][5][6] He also coached the young players at Queen's Park.[5]

At Queen's Park, he won the Scottish Cup three times in 1884, 1886 and 1890.[7] He also won FA Cup runners-up medals in 1884 and 1885.[7]

Arnott was capped 14 times by Scotland between 1883 and 1893.[3] He also appeared in 10 consecutive matches against England, a Scottish record. The Scottish Football Association honoured Walter by presenting him with a special International Cap to commemorate his achievement.[8]

Other sportsEdit

Arnott was also a noted bowls, cricket, and tennis player. He was also an avid yachtsman. He was also Secretary of the Crossmyloof Curling Club from 1912 to 1931.


  1. ^ a b c Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 11. ISBN 190589161X.
  2. ^ Litster, John. Record of Pre-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications.
  3. ^ a b c d "Scottish Football Association". Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Celtic Player Walter Arnott Details". Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  5. ^ a b Cairney, John (15 April 2011). A Scottish Football Hall of Fame. Random House. ISBN 9781780570594.
  6. ^ "Third Lanark Player Arnott Details". Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  7. ^ a b " – A Historical Queen's Park FC Website". Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  8. ^ The reference to his being the Secretary was found inscribed on the Walter Arnott Trophy still being competed for annually between Crossmyloof CC and Lynn & Clarkston CC.

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