||24 Nov 1911, Barnsley (England)
Arthur Hydes was a real pocket-battleship of a centre-forward.
At just 5' 8", he was rejected by Southport and started his
footballing career in junior football in Barnsley. When he came to
Elland Road he won a regular place in the side and was top scorer
for three years in a row before injuries started to affect his
game. After moving to Newport just before the war, he guested for
York and Exeter - who he joined shortly after the end of the
conflict. He only managed 4 games for the Grecians before
persistent leg injuries forced him to retire from the professional
game. He died in 1990.
Gloria Berry (nee Hydes) says: Arthur Hydes was my father and
what a great footballer he was.He would always spend time with
anyone who talked about football.The family is lost without
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