Dave Metchick

Dave Metchick
Personal information
Full name David John Metchick
Date of birth (1943-08-14) 14 August 1943
Place of birth Bakewell, England
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1959–1961 Fulham
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1964 Fulham 47 (9)
1964–1966 Leyton Orient 75 (15)
1966–1968 Peterborough United 38 (6)
1968–1970 Queens Park Rangers 3 (1)
1970 Arsenal 0 (0)
1970–1971 Atlanta Chiefs 28 (11)
1972 Miami Gatos 9 (0)
1973 Atlanta Apollos 18 (2)
1973–1975 Brentford 61 (4)
Total 279 (48)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

David John Metchick (born 14 August 1943) is an English former professional footballer who played in both England and the United States. Metchick is Jewish.[1]


Beginning as an apprentice with Fulham, Metchick turned professional in 1961. He played in England for Fulham, Leyton Orient, Peterborough United, Queens Park Rangers and Arsenal; at Arsenal he never played a competitive match for the first team but was a stalwart of the reserve side, helping bring up the younger players in the squad.[2] Metchick then moved to the United States to play in the NASL with the Atlanta Chiefs, the Miami Gatos, and the Atlanta Apollos, before returning to England in 1973 to play with Brentford. He later played non-league football with Hendon.


  1. "Metchick, Dave". Jews In Sports. Retrieved 27 March 2009.
  2. Harris, Jeff (1995). Hogg, Tony, ed. Arsenal Who's Who. Independent UK Sports. p. 203. ISBN 978-1-899429-03-5.

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