1938 FA Charity Shield

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1938 FA Charity Shield
EventFA Charity Shield
Date26 September 1938[1]
VenueHighbury, London
RefereeG.W. Jones (Notts)

The 1938 FA Charity Shield was the 25th Charity Shield, an annual English football match played between the winners of the previous season's Football League and FA Cup competitions. The match, held at Highbury on 26 September 1938, was contested by Arsenal, champions of the 1937–38 Football League and Preston North End, who beat Huddersfield Town in the final of the 1937–38 FA Cup. Arsenal won the match 2–1, both of their goals scored by Ted Drake. The competition would not be held again until 1948, due to the Second World War.


The FA Charity Shield was founded in 1908 as a successor to the Sheriff of London Charity Shield.[2] It was a contest between the respective champions of the Football League and Southern League, and then by 1913 teams of amateur and professional players.[3] In 1921, it was played by the Football League champions and FA Cup winners for the first time.[4]



Arsenal2–1Preston North End
Drake Goal ?'?' Beattie Goal ?'
Attendance: 7,233[citation needed]
Referee: G.W. Jones (Notts)

Source: [7]


  1. ^ "To-day's football fixtures". The Times. London. 26 September 1938. p. 6.
  2. ^ "Abandonment of the Sheriff Shield". The Observer. London. 19 April 1908. p. 11.
  3. ^ "The F.A. Charity Shield". The Times. London. 7 October 1913. p. 10.
  4. ^ Ferguson, Peter (4 August 2011). "The FA Community Shield history". mcfc.co.uk. Manchester City FC. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  5. ^ 1938/39 F.A. Charity Shield, FootballSite.co.uk
  6. ^ "End of summer time". The Times. London. 1 October 1938. p. 12. Summer Time will end at 3 o'clock to-morrow morning and Greenwich Time will be restored.
  7. ^ Halsey, Stanley (27 September 1938). "Arsenal were too good for Preston: game ended in the dark". Daily Express. London. p. 21.