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Fred Mitchell

Manchester City FC

1 appearance, 1 goal against

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 3: A 1
100% successful
1924

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name James Frederick Mitchell
Born 18 November 1895 in Waddington, near Clitheroe, Lancashire [registered in Clitheroe, March 1896].
Attended Arnold Grammar School in Blackpool.

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, James F. is the oldest of four children to Harry and Henrietta (née Grimshaw). His father is apparently a retired solicitor and the six of them live at 4 Marshside Road in Southport.

According to the 1911 census, James Frederick is now attending school in Blackpool, and is now the eldest of five children living with their parents and a servant at The Links, on Bloomfield Road in Blackpool. His father is still a solicitor.
According to Inbound Passenger Lists, James and his wfie, Marjorie, return to Liverpool from Quebec on 10 October 1958 on the RMS Sylvania. They are living at 4 Avenue Road in Leicester. He is a managing director. 

Married to Marjorie Broadhead [registered in Chorlton, June 1921]. One child, James Ian
Died 30 May 1975 in Leicester, aged 79 years 193 days [registered in Leicestershire Central, June 1975].
Height/Weight 6' 1", 13st. 4lbs [1925].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Had a spell with Blackpool FC, making five league appearances in the 1914-15 season, whilst also making himself available for clubs like the Northern Nomads FC of the Lancashire Combination. He also played for Manchester University AFC while he attended, and eventually signed for Preston North End FC in October 1920. He played in 21 League matches, and after conceding a penalty in the FA Cup Final, he signed for Manchester City FC in May 1922 (99 league appearances). Joined Leicester City FC in October 1926, until his retirement the following year.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1921-22;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 479th players (479) to appear for England. 51st goalkeeper
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Only match No. 142, 22 October 1924, England 3 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool, aged 28 years 339 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1924-25;
Team honours None
Individual honours England Amateur (six appearances)
Distinctions Apparently the only man to play for England wearing spectacles.
Represented Great Britain in the 1920 Olympics in the High Jump, as well as the football team.

Beyond England

For a time, Mitchell was a master at his old school, the Arnold Grammar School in Blackpool. Later, he joined the staff of Stead & Simpson, a footwear chain. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.176.

 

Jim/Fred Mitchell - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 1 90 1 0 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Jim/Fred Mitchell - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Jim/Fred Mitchell - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1924-25 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Jim/Fred Mitchell - Match History
 Club: Manchester City F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 28
1 142 22 October 1924 - England 3 Ireland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HW Start gk

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