Arthur Froggatt was born in Smethwick, Staffordshire, England in 1911. He started his soccer career with local club Smethwick before signing for Birmingham League club Cradley Heath in 1933.

The 11 stone and 5-9 centre-forward spent the 1935-36 season with Stourbridge in the Birmingham & District League. In August 1936, at the age of 24, he signed a professional contract for Leamington Town. During and after World War II he played for Kidderminster Harriers.

At the age of 36 he decided to take his family to Canada. In February 1947 Arthur, his wife Dorothy, his children Gillian and Janet sailed for Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, from Southampton.

The family settled in Montreal where Arthur started to work at the local Canadair plant. After several months it was discovered that he was a soccer player and he was invited to try out for the plants soccer team. In 1948 he played with the Canadair Falcons in the National Soccer League.

Art was an automatic pick on Montreal All Stars teams. Playing against Liverpool in 1948. In the 1949 season he played against Newcastle United and Belfast Celtic. He was also picked for the Eastern Canada team that played against the touring Scottish International team in June 1949. In 1950 he played against Manchester United.

On September 6, 1952, Art broke his ankle during a game and retired from soccer.