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Frank Swift

Manchester City FC

19 appearances, 18 goals against
one penalty conceded

P 19 W 14 D 3 L 2 F 65: A 18
82% successful

1946-49

disciplined: none
captaincies:
two
minutes played:
1710

Profile

Full name Frank Victor Swift
Born 26 December 1913 at 33 Ibbison Street, Blackpool, Lancashire [registered in Fylde, March 1914], the fourth of six children to Frederick and Jane Cornall... not 24th (confirmed by his biography and 1939 register). His parents married in Preston on 5 December 1914. Frederick died on 21 August 1921, before Frank's younger siblings, twins, were born.
Attended Revoe Primary School in Blackpool.

Register Notes

According to the 1939 register, professional footballer Frank V. is married to Doris, and they live at 104 Lloyd Street South in Manchester.

Married to Doris Potter [registered in Fylde, June 1935].
Died 6 February 1958, aged 44 years 42 days [registered as Francis in the GRO Air Deaths, 1947-65].
Height/Weight 6' 2", 14st. 0lbs [1949].

Source

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

Biographies Football in the Goalmouth - Frank Swift and Roy Peskett (1948).
Frank Swift: Manchester City and England Legend - Mark Metcalfe
(DB Publishing, March 2013)
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) x
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of nine who became the 655th player (655) to appear for England.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 227, 28 September 1946, Ireland 2 England 7, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 32 years 276 days.
Last match No. 247, 18 May 1949, Norway 1 England 4, an end-of-season tour match at Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo, aged 35 years 143 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1946-47, 1947-48, 1948-49;
Team honours British Championships winners 1946-47, 1947-48;
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

On 6th February 1958 the airliner carrying players and backroom staff of Manchester United, plus a number of journalists and supporters, crashed in a blizzard on its third attempt to take off from Munich airport. United were returning from Belgrade where they had just beaten Red Star Belgrade in the European Cup and had stopped off at Munich for re-fuelling. Twenty-three of the forty-four passengers on board the aircraft lost their lives. - Munich Remembered and Never Forgotten - Munich58.co.uk

 

Frank Swift - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub
off
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
- 19 9 19 0 0 1710 18 95 min 10 9 47% two 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 Swift - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 8 5 2 1 23 10 +13 0 3 2.875 1.25 75.0 +4
Away 11 9 1 1 42 8 +34 2 6 3.818 0.727 86.4 +8
All 19 14 3 2 65 18 +47 2 9 3.421 0.947 81.6 +12

 

Frank Swift - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 9 6 2 1 26 10 +16 0 4 2.889 1.111 77.8 +5
Friendly 10 8 1 1 39 8 +31 2 5 3.90 0.80 85.0 +7
All 19 14 3 2 65 18 +47 2 9 3.421 0.947 81.6 +12

 

Frank Swift - Match Record - Tournament Matches
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1946-47 3 2 1 0 11 3 +8 0 1 3.667 1.00 83.3 +2
BC 1947-48 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 0 2 2.333 0.667 83.3 +2
BC 1948-49 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 0 1 2.667 1.667 66.7 +1
BC All 9 6 2 1 26 10 +16 0 4 2.889 1.111 77.8 +5
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 9 6 2 1 26 10 +16 0 4 2.889 1.111 77.8 +5
All 9 6 2 1 26 10 +16 0 4 2.889 1.111 77.8 +5

 

Frank Swift - Match History
 Club: Manchester City F.C. - 19 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 19 full capsx

Age 32
1 227 28 September 1946 - Ireland 2 England 7, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start 1
2 228 30 September 1946 - Ireland (Éire) 0 England 1, Dalymount Park, Dublin Fr AW Start 1
3 229 13 November 1946 - England 3 Wales 0, Maine Road, Manchester BC HW Start 1
4 230 27 November 1946 - England 8 Netherlands 2, Leeds Road, Huddersfield Fr HW Start 1
Age 33
5 231 12 April 1947 - England 1 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HD Start 1
6 232 3 May 1947 - England 3 France 0, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Start 1
7 233 18 May 1947 - Switzerland 1 England 0, Hardturm Sportplatz, Zurich tour AL Start 1
8 234 25 May 1947 - Portugal 0 England 10, Estadio Nacional, Lisboa AW Start 1
9 235 21 September 1947 - Belgium 2 England 5, Stade du Heysel, Bruxelles Fr AW Start 1
10 236 18 October 1947 - Wales 0 England 3, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW Start 1
11 237 5 November 1947 - England 2 Ireland 2, Goodison Park, Liverpool HD Start 1
12 238 19 November 1947 - England 4 Sweden 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Start 1
Age 34
13 239 10 April 1948 - Scotland 0 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AW Start 1
14 240 16 May 1948 - Italy 0 England 4, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino Fr AW Captain 1
15 241 26 September 1948 - Denmark 0 England 0, Idraetsparken, Kobenhavn Fr AD Captain 1
16 242 9 October 1948 - Ireland 2 England 6, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start 1
17 243 10 November 1948 - England 1 Wales 0, Villa Park, Birmingham HW Start 1
Age 35
18 245 9 April 1949 - England 1 Scotland 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HL Start 1
- 246 13 May 1949 - Sweden 3 England 1, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna tour AL squad member
19 247 18 May 1949 - Norway 1 England 4, UllevÄl Stadion, Oslo AW Start 1
- 248 22 May 1949 - France 1 England 3, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris AW squad member

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