Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Leslie Compton and his brother Dennis Compton,were two special sportsmen. They played cricket for MIDDLESEX and both the brothers played football for Arsenal.
Leslie was a center back for Arsenal, he played for twenty two yearsfor Arsenal,which is a form of record. For todays footballers play upto a period of fifteen years and then retire. The number of matches played is 273 games for Arsenal ,you must remember one thing he missed many matches due to his comitment to cricket ,the Middlesex county.
He is the holder of a F. A. cup medal in 1949 1950. In the first leg leslie scored a equalizer in the last minute, from a corner kick by his brother Dennis
He has also played two games for England. He made his debut for England at the age of THIRTYEIGHT years andSIXTYFOUR days. At this age internatinol footballers would have retired long ago. This is postwar record.
He has also won a premiere league medal with Arsenal.
Leslie Compton died in the year 1984.

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