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Fred Pentland

Middlesbrough FC

5 caps, 0 goals

P 5 W 5 D 0 L 0 F 24: A 5
100% successful

1909

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
3
75

Profile

Full name Frederick Beaconsfield Pentland
Born 29 July 1883 in Lord Street, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire [registered in Wolverhampton, September 1883].
Baptised 18 September 1883

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, Fred is the fifth of seven children to Irish parents, Joseph G. and Emily, living at 60 Highgate Road in Kings Norton, Worcestershire. His father is a print compositor.

According to the 1901 census, Frerk is one of five children still at home with their parents, now living at 17 Moat Row in the St. Martin's area of Birmingham. Fred is a gunmaker's assistant. His father is a printer and stationer.

According to the 1911 census, Frederick is a professional footballer and he is visiting, presumably lodging, with Robert and Rebecca Hopper at 3 Loraine Street in Middlesbrough.
According to Passenger Lists, Fred and his wife and child, were on board the Orcoma, leaving on 19 August 1926 bound for Santander. He is a club manager ad their address is stated as 53 Church Road in Richmond, Surrey.
They were also on board the Iberia returning from Tampico, Mexico to Southampton on 18 June 1936. They were living at 44 Shean Park in Richmond. 

Married to Nahneen Helen Yvonne Hayes [registered in St. George Hanover Square, London, September 1923]. One child, Nahneen Angela.
Died 16 March 1962 at Sycamore Cottage, Midland Road in Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, aged 78 years x days [registered in Poole, March 1962]. Left £224 5s. to his daughter.
Height/Weight 5' 9", 11st. 11lbs [1909].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], Ancestry.com & Colin Yarwood, Pentland's great nephew

Club Career

Club(s) Played junior football in the Birmingham area for Avondale Juniors and Willenhall Swifts, joined Small Heath FC in August 1900, and then Blackpool FC in June 1903, making eight league appearances, scoring five.  Quickly joined Blackburn Rovers FC in the October, going on to make 51 league appearances, scoring nine goals, before joining Brentford FC in May 1906 and Queen's Park Rangers FC a year later in May 1907.  Joined Middlesbrough FC in 1908 pre-season and made 92 league appearances, scoring eleven goals, before taking up the mantle of player/manager with Halifax Town FC in the summer of 1912 in the Midlands Counties league, but joined Stoke FC for sometime in 1913. After six goals in twelve league appearances, Pentland returned to Halifax in December 1913, a knee injury in a game at Heckmondwike in April 1914 bringing an end to his playing career.
Club honours Southern League Champions 1907-08; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1908;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

Management Career


Club(s):
Went to Germany in May 1914 to coach the German Olympic team before being interned in Berlin during World War I.  Following the conclusion of the war, Pentland was appointed as the French national side trainer for the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp.  He was then appointed coach of Real Racing Club de Santander in Spain in 1921, before quickly joining Athletic Club de Bilbao as manager/coach, becoming their most successful manager to date.  In 1927 he left to coach Club Atlético de Madrid, Real Oviedo Club de Fútbol and then returned to Club Atlético de Madrid for a second spell.  He was manager at Madrid during the inaugural Spanish League season in 1929.  Also coached the Spain national side in 1929 against England.  Rejoined Club Atlético de Madrid for a third spell before returning to England at the outbreak of the Spanish civil war. Joined Brentford FC as assistant manager in 1936, before becoming manager of Barrow FC from January 1938 until the outbreak of World War II.
Club honours Copa del Rey winners 1922-23, 1929-30, 1930-31, 1931-32, 1932-33; Campeonato de Vicaya winners 1923-24, 1924-25, 1925-26, 1930-31, 1931-32, 1932-33; Spanish League Champions 1929-30, 1930-31;
Individual honours In 1959, Bilbao invited Pentland to Spain for a testimonial game in his honour against Chelsea.  He was awarded the Distinguished Members medal.  A memorial service was held in his honour following his death in 1962 at San Mamés.

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 338th players (338) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right
First match No. 100, 15 March 1909, England 2 Wales 0, a British Championship match at City Ground, Pavilion Road, Nottingham, injured in the 15th minute, and was not replaced, aged 25 years 230 days.
Last match No. 104, 1 June 1909, Austria 1 England 8, a friendly match at Hohe Warte Stadion, Döbling, Wien, aged 25 years 308 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1908-09;
Team honours British Championship winners 1908-09;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

His blemish was a tendency towards over elaboration. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.196.

 

Fred Pentland - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
5 5 2 375 0 0 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.

 

Fred Pentland - 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 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 0 2 2.00 0.00 100.0 +2
Away - Friendly 3 3 0 0 20 5 +15 0 0 6.667 1.667 100.0 +3
All 5 5 0 0 24 5 +19 0 2 4.80 1.00 100.0 +5

 

Fred Pentland - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1908-09 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 0 2 2.00 0.00 100.0 +2
BC All 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 0 2 2.00 0.00 100.0 +2
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 0 2 2.00 0.00 100.0 +2
All 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 0 2 2.00 0.00 100.0 +2

 

Fred Pentland - Match History
 Club: Middlesbrough F.C. - 5 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 5 full capsx

Age 25
1 100 15 March 1909 - England 2 Wales 0, City Ground, Pavilion Road, Nottingham BC HW Start
inj. off 15
or
2 101 3 April 1909 - England 2 Scotland 0, The Crystal Palace, Sydenham Hill, London HW Start or
3 102 29 May 1909 - Hungary 2 England 4, Millenáris Sportpálya, Zugló, Buda-Pesth tour AW Start or
4 103 31 May 1909 - Hungary 2 England 8, Millenáris Sportpálya, Zugló, Buda-Pesth AW Start or
5 104 1 June 1909 - Austria 1 England 8, Hohe Warte Stadion, Döbling, Wien AW Start or

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