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Frank Hartley

Oxford City FC & Tottenham Hotspur FC & Corinthians FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 4: A 1
100% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  Frank Hartley
Birth 20 July 1896 at Grove Farm, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire [registered in Chipping Norton, September 1896].

According to the 1901 census, Frank is the youngest of seven children (five sons), to Richard and Rose Harriet (née Fenemore). They live at Grove Farm in Shipton, with the family running and working the farm.


According to the 1911 census, Frank, a scholar, is the youngest of four children remaining with their parents at Grove Farm. They have one servant.

  According to the 1921 census, Frank who is assisting his father on the farm, is the youngest of the four children still living at home on a farm in Shipton-in-Wychwoodr
Marriage probably to Phyllis M. Wakefield [registered in Witney, Oxon., December 1931]. Based on the only Frank Hartley to marry in Oxfordshire. Of course, he may not have married at all...but if he did, this is what would be the assumed marriage.
  According to the 1939 register, Frank, a manager at Eton Manor Boys Club, is married and living at Temple Mills Lodge in Leyton.
Death 20 October 1965 at Coldstone Farm, Shipton-under Wychwood, aged 69 years 92 days [registered in Chipping Norton, December 1965].


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &

Playing Career

Club(s) Played for Oxford City FC from at least 1921 until at least early 1928. He represented Oxfordshire FA in 1921. Hartley signed as an amateur with Tottenham Hotspur FC on 23 November 1922. Guested for the Corinthians team from March 1923. An unsuccessful approach from Portsmouth FC to turn Hartley into a professional was made during the early 1920's. However, he did sign professionally with Spurs on 7 February 1928, becoming the first Corinthian to turn professional and remained until he was placed on the free-to-transfer list in April 1931.
Club honours None
Individual honours Gamage Annual Player of the Year 1923; FA Charity Shield runners-up with Amateurs 1924;
Distinctions Played minor county cricket with Oxfordshire CC.
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st. 10lbs [1928].


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 445th players (450) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
Only match No. 134, 10 May 1923, France 1 England 4, a friendly match at Stade Pershing, Bois de Vincennes, Paris, injured 60 minutes, aged 26 years 294 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England Amateur (seven appearances)
Distinctions An England trialist at Hockey. His brother, Ernest, was an England hockey international.
Died seven days after Tommy Roberts

Beyond England

A member of an Oxfordshire farming family. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.122/123.


Frank Hartley - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Mins. goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
5 1 0 60 0 0 min 0 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.


Frank Hartley - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Away - Friendly 1 0 0 1 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 0 0 1 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1


Frank Hartley - Match History

F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

 Club: Oxford City F.C. & Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 0 full appearances  
Age 26
- 131 5 March 1923 - Wales 2 England 2, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AD reserve
 Club: Oxford City F.C. & Tottenham Hotspur F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 1 full cap  
1 134 10 May 1923 - France 1 England 4, Stade Pershing, Paris Fr AW Start off 60 il
0-3 when withdrawn
Age 27
- 135 21 May 1923 - Sweden 2 England 4, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm tour AW withdrawn squad member
- 136 24 May 1923 - Sweden 1 England 3, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm AW
Age 28
- 142 22 October 1924 - England 3 Ireland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HW reserve