Contact Me - What's New on the site - Newsline

Home Page for The Mighty Mighty WhitesRead about the history of football in LeedsRead season by season reviews of the fortunes of Leeds United and CityRead about some of the most memorable games in the history of Leeds United and CityRead about the men who have managed Leeds United and CityRead about some of the great players who have turned out for Leeds United and CityCheck out some of the books which have been written about Leeds United and City
Players
Arthur Bavin (right-half) 1918

Born: Nottingham, 5 February 1887

Arthur Bavin was one of a number of players who guested for opposing clubs when they arrived with insufficient players during the First World War. He appeared at right-half for Leeds City when they lost 1-0 at Lincoln on 19 October 1918.

Bavin turned out for Lincoln Liberal Club before signing for Lincoln City, a club struggling to survive in the Second Division of the Football League, in 1907. He made five first team appearances for the Imps, before drifting into non-League football with Worksop Town, Grantham Avenue, Mansfield Mechanics and Grantham. He rejoined Lincoln City in 1914 after they had regained a place in the League, but failed to make the grade and joined Barnsley after the war, also spending time with Llanelli and Grantham.

He played as a cricketer for Lincolnshire in the Minor Counties competition between 1911 and 1926.

Bavin died in Lincoln on 4 January 1961.