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Frank Osborne

Fulham FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC

4 appearances, 3 goals

P 4 W 4 D 0 L 0 F 15: A 4
100% successful

1922-26

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
360

Profile

Full name Sergeant Major Frank Raymond Osborne
Born 14 October 1896 in Wynberg, Gauteng, South Africa [not registered in UK].

Census Notes

Cannot be found on the 1901 census, presumed still in South Africa.

According to the 1911 census, Frank Raymond is a boy in the Royal Army Medical Corps, boarding at McGregor Barracks, Stanhope Lines in Aldershot.
His parents, John William and Emily Anne (nee Cudlipp), are living at 'Waverley', in Netley Abbey in Hampshire. His father is part of the Royal Army Medical Corps. The census reveals that his parents had ten children, and two had died
According to his army records, his attestation confrims he only joined on 6 March 1911. His address in 1920 was stated as being Matlock House, Wimpole Road in Colchester. He was demobilised on 1 September 1920.
According to the London Electoral Register, between 1928 and 1935, Frank and Kathleen were living at 13 Dryburgh Road in Wandsworth.

According to the 1939 register, Frank R., a black-out blinds representative, and Kathleen M. are still married and living at 8 Fullbrooks Avenue at Maldon, with their son, Reginald. 
According to passenger lists, Osborne was the General Manager over a group of Fulham FC footballers that left Liverpool, bound for Québec, on 15 May 1951, on board the Empress of Scotland, under the mastership of E.A. Shergold.
And according to the British Phone Books, Frank R. was a resident in Epsom from at least 1949 until 1984, he was living at 61 Christchurch Mount, and he could be contacted on Epsom 3041, changing to 23041 from 1964.

Married to Kathleen Mary Daly, at Church of St France de Sales, High Road, Tottenham [registered in Edmonton, Middlesex, December 1924].
Died 8 March 1988 in Epsom, aged 91 years 146 days [registered in Surrey Mid-eastern, March 1988].
Cremated at Randalls Crematorium, and laid to rest with his wife, who had died in 1987
Height/Weight 5' 6½", 8st. 2lbs [1911], 5' 11", 10st. 7lbs [1925].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) During his final year in the army, whom he joined as a fourteen year old, Sergeant Major Osborne was playing for Bromley FC in 1919 in the Athenian League. He joined Fulham FC as a professional in November 1921. He made 67 league appearances, scoring eighteen goals. After becoming unsettled, Tottenham Hotspur FC signed Osborne on 4 January 1924 for a three and a half thousand pound transfer fee. He remained with Spurs, making 210 league appearances, scoring 78 goals, until he joined Southampton FC on 11 June 1931. He retired from playing in 1933 having played in just seventeen league appearances.
Club honours None
Individual honours FA Charity Shield winners-up with Professionals 1923;
Distinctions None

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) Became a director at Fulham FC on 25 March 1935, when the Football Association granted permission, becoming the club's General Manager from 29 September 1948, retiring in October 1964.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1948-49, runners-up 1958-59;

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 433rd players (436) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right, Centre-forward
First match No. 130, 21 October 1922, England 2 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, aged 26 years 7 days.
Last match No. 150, 24 May 1926, Belgium 3 England 5, an end-of-season friendly match at Olympisch Stadion, Antwerpen, aged 29 years 222 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1922-23;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Brother of Reg Osborne.
Despite being born in South Africa, as a British Subject, their father was born in Huntingdonshire, thus allowing him to play for England.

Beyond England

Joined the Royal Army Medical Corps on 6 March 1911, aged only 14 years and four months. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.187/188.

 

Frank Osborne - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 4 1 360 3 120 min 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.

 

Frank Osborne - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 0 2 3.00 0.00 100.0 +2
Away 2 2 0 0 9 4 +5 0 0 4.50 2.00 100.0 +2
All 4 4 0 0 15 4 +11 0 2 3.75 1.00 100.0 +4

 

Frank Osborne - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 3 3 0 0 13 4 +9 0 1 3.333 1.333 100.0 +3
All 4 4 0 0 15 4 +11 0 2 3.75 1.00 100.0 +4

 

Frank Osborne - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1922-23 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Frank Osborne - Match History
 Club: Fulham F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 4 full capsx

Age 26
1 130 21 October 1922 - England 2 Ireland 0, The Hawthorns, West Bromwich BC HW Start or
2 134 10 May 1923 - France 1 England 4, Stade Pershing, Paris Fr AW Start or
 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 2 full caps  
Age 28
3 143 8 December 1924 - England 4 Belgium 0, The Hawthorns, West Bromwich Fr HW Start or
Age 29
- 148 1 March 1926 - England 1 Wales 3, Selhurst Park, South Norwood BC HL reserve
4 150 24 May 1926 - Belgium 3 England 5, Olympisch Stadion, Antwerpen tour AW Start

15, 78, 86
cf
- - 27 May 1926 - France vs. England, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris - match postponed App squad member

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