Former Arsenal full-back Eddie Hapgood made his debut for The Three Lions on May 13th 1933 against Italy in a match that ended 1-1. At the time of his debut, Hapgood had spent six seasons at Highbury, having joined Arsenal from Kattering Town.
Born in Bristol in 1908 as Edris Albert Hapgood, he started his professional football career for The Poppies in Northamptonshire, where he was discovered by legendary manager Herbert Chapman in 1927,
His club debut against Birmingham City in the same year was only the beginning of what was to be a trophy laden career with the Gunners. His impressive leadership abilities saw him succeed Alex James as club skipper, leading his side to the League triumph in the 1937/38 season.
The Official AFC website has it that Hopgood went on to win 5 League titles with 2 FA Cup triumphs. The prolific defender died on Good Friday of 1973 at the age of 64 after management stints with Blackburn, Watford, and Bath City.