Ted Platt

Ted Platt

Edward (Ted) Platt was born in Romford on 26th March 1921. A goalkeeper, he played for Colchester United in the Southern League before joining Arsenal in January 1939. He was unable to get into the first team because of the good form of George Swindin.

On the outbreak of the Second World War Platt joined the Royal Fusiliers and over the next six years took part in the fighting in Egypt and North Africa.

Platt returned to Arsenal after the war and made his first team debut against Leeds United on 16th November, 1946. However, once George Swindin was fit Platt returned to the reserves.

During the 1950-51 season he played in 17 games, the best total while at Arsenal. He was eventually transferred to Portsmouth in September 1953. In the time he was at Highbury he played in 57 games for the club.

Ted Platt also played for Aldershot and Worcester City before he retired.