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Fred Tunstall

Sheffield United FC

7 appearances, 0 goals

P 7 W 2 D 2 L 3 F 11: A 11
43% successful

1923-25

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
630

Profile

Full name Fred Tunstall
Born 29 May 1897 in Darfield, Barnsley, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered as Fred in Barnsley, September 1897].
Lamming confused a Dartford-born Tunstall with the correct Tunstall born in Darfield.

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Fred is the fourth of five children to Thomas and Annie M., they live at 21 Pit Street in Darfield. His father is a hewer in the local coalmine.

According to the 1911 census, Fred, a pony driver in the coalmines, is the third of five children on the census, he is one of eleven children and three had died. His father remains in the coalmines as well. They still live at 21 Pit Street.
According to Passenger Lists, Fred Tunstall was part of the FA Tour that left Southampton bound for Quebec, Canada on 15 May 1926 on board the Empress of Scotland, they returned to Liverpool on 23 July 1926 on board the Montroyal. His address is stated as 3 Main Street in Wombwell, Barnsley.

According to the 1939 register, Fred, a football player-manager, is married to Ethel A.M.P. and are living at 28 Hessle Avenue in Boston, along with their daughter, Freda.
Married to Ethel A.M.P. Briggs [registered in Barnsley, June 1919]. One daughter, Freda (b.22 October 1923)
Died 21 July 1971 in Boston, aged 74 years 53 days [registered in Boston, September 1971].
Height/Weight 5' 7", 11st. 6lbs [1920/25].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his junior career playing with Darfield St. George's FC before he joined Midland League club, Scunthorpe & Lindsey United FC in 1920. On 4 December 1920, Ahead of Derby County FC and Nottingham Forest FC, Sheffield United FC paid a non-league record thousand pound transfer fee for his services. He remained, completing 437 league appearances and scored 129 goals, until Halifax Town AFC signed him on 3 February 1933. After forty goals in 105 league appearances, he was transferrred to Boston United FC on 31 July 1936 until he retired from playing.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1924-25;
Individual honours Football League (four appearances); FA Charity Shield (with Professionals) winners 1923, 1924, runners-up 1926;
Distinctions Brother-in-law, George Briggs (Birmingham 1923-33)

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 443rd players (444) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 133, 14 April 1923, Scotland 2 England 2, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 25 years 320 days.
Last match No. 145, 4 April 1925, Scotland 2 England 0, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 27 years 310 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1922-23, 1923-24, 1924-25;
Team honours None
Individual honours FA Tour of Canada 1926 (captain);
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After he retired from playing, Tunstall remained with Boston United FC in various capacities, including trainer, manager and coach. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.250/251.

 

Fred Tunstall - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
7 7 6 630 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 Tunstall - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 0 0 1.667 1.333 50.0 =0
Away 4 1 1 2 6 7 -1 1 0 1.50 1.75 37.5 -1
All 7 2 2 3 11 11 =0 1 0 1.571 1.571 42.9 -1

 

Fred Tunstall - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 6 1 2 3 8 10 -2 1 0 1.333 1.667 33.3 -2
Friendly 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 7 2 2 3 11 11 =0 1 0 1.571 1.571 42.9 -1

 

Fred Tunstall - 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 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC 1923-24 3 0 1 2 3 5 -2 0 0 1.00 1.667 16.7 -2
BC 1924-25 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
BC All 6 1 2 3 8 10 -2 1 0 1.333 1.667 33.3 -2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 6 1 2 3 8 10 -2 1 0 1.333 1.667 33.3 -2
All 6 1 2 3 8 10 -2 1 0 1.333 1.667 33.3 -2

 

Fred Tunstall - Match History
 Club: Sheffield United F.C. - 7 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 7 full capsx

Age 25
1 133 14 April 1923 - Scotland 2 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD Start ol
Age 26
2 137 20 October 1923 - Ireland 2 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AL Start ol
3 139 3 March 1924 - England 1 Wales 2, Ewood Park, Blackburn HL Start ol
4 140 12 April 1924 - England 1 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley HD Start ol
5 141 17 May 1924 - France 1 England 3, Stade Pershing, Paris Fr AW Start ol
Age 27
6 142 22 October 1924 - England 3 Ireland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HW Start ol
7 145 4 April 1925 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Start ol

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