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Arthur Turner (footballer born 1909)

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Full nameArthur Owen Turner
Date of birth1 April 1909
Place of birthChesterton, Staffordshire, England
Date of death12 January 1994(age 84)
Place of deathSheffield, England
Playing positionCentre-half

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Arthur Owen Turner (1 April 1909 12 January 1994) was an English professional footballer and football manager. He played as a centre-half for Stoke City, Birmingham City and Southport. He went on to manage Birmingham City to the Second Division championship in 1955, led them the following season to the 1956 FA Cup Final and their highest ever top flight finish, and became the first man to manage an English club side in European competition when he took Birmingham to the semi-final of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1958. He went on to manage the transformation of Southern League Headington United into Oxford United of the Second Division of the Football League.

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