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Fred Worrall

Portsmouth FC

2 appearances, 2 goals (1 on debut)

P 2 W 2 D 0 L 0 F 4: A 1
100% successful

1934-36

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Fred Worrall
Only a Fred, never a Frederick. Registrations confirm so.
Born 8 September 1910 in Warrington, Lancashire [registered as Fred in Warrington, September 1910].

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, six month old Fred is the youngest of three children to John and Phoebe living 31 Hoyle Street in Warrington. His father is a letterpress printer.

According to the 1939 register, Fred is a professional footballer married to May, living at 257 Liverpool Road in Warrington, with his in-laws. HIs father-in-law is a retired engineer's fitter.

Married to May Knowles [registered as Fred, in Warrington, June 1932]. May was born 6 December 1910. May died on 8 June 1940, at 257 Liverpool Road in Sankey Bridge area of Warrington.
Died 13 April 1979, aged 68 years 217 days [registered as Fred, in Knowsley, June 1979].
Height/Weight 5' 6", 11st. 2lbs [1934].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his junior career playing with Witton Albion FC,  and then Nantwich FC, from where he joined Bolton Wanderers FC on 8 November 1928 for a 250 'consideration fee', but a breach of transfer rule 38 (a club cannot pay a transfer fee for an amateur) prevented that transfer, for whom Bolton were fined 50, and Nantwich 20, on 10 December. Bolton were also prevented from ever registering Worrall. He instead joined Oldham Athletic FC two days later. He made 105 league appearances, scoring 21 goals, before he joined Portsmouth FC on 29 October 1931 for a 3000 transfer fee. He made 313 league appearances and scored 68 goals. Worrall returned to Oldham when he guested for his former club in October 1939, and again in September 1940 and August 1942. Also represented the Fire Service between 1942 and 1945. He joined Crewe Alexandra FC in March 1946, making just seven league appearances, scoring once, before he joined Stockport County FC at sometime. He represented the RAF in March 1947 while registered as a County player.
transfer notes "TROUBLE CONCERNING NANTWICH PLAYER"
"Bolton Wanderers were in trouble with the Council of the F.A. on Monday. It affected a player named Worrall, who was registered for Nantwich F.C. on May 25th, 1928, as an amateur player under Rule 38, Form L. On November 8th a request for the cancellation of the registration was acceded to, and on the same day the association received a professional registration form and agreement under which Worrall was to play as a professional for the Nantwich club, and a certificate was issued. On November 9th a transfer form, transferring Worrall from Nantwich to Bolton Wanderers was received, together with a registration form and agreement, the dree documents having been signed on November 8th. Rule 38 provides that a club shall not be entitled to receive any consideration for releasing a player from whom they have registered under Form L. The Nantwich club received from Bolton Wanderes 250 as a consideration for the release of the player. Bolton Wanderers, in breach of Rule 30, played Worrall notwithstanding that he had not been registered for them. The reccommendations adopted by the Council were:-
(1) That the professional registration forms and agreements be cancelled.
(2) That the Nantwich club be ordered to repay the 250 they received from the Bolton Wanderers club.
(3) That the Nantwich club be fined 20 and the Bolton Wanderers club 50.
(4) That the Bolton Wanderers club be not entitled to register the player at any future time. -
Tuesday, 11 December 1928, The Daily Mail
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1933-34, winners 1938-39;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) Began his coaching career as coach and assistant trainer to the Chester FC players on 15 July 1948. Worrall later trained the players of Warrington RLFC before having a spell as manager at Stockton Heath FC (Cheshire) from 1953.
Club honours None

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 611th players (611) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right
First match No. 198, 18 May 1935, Netherlands 0 England 1, a friendly match at Olympisch Stadion, Stadionbuurt, Amsterdam, aged 24 years 252 days.
Last match No. 206, 18 November 1936, England 3 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Victoria Ground, Boothen, Stoke-on-Trent, aged 26 years 71 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1936-37
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.277.

 

Fred Worrall - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 1 180 2 90 min 1 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 Worrall - 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
Away - Friendly 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 100.0 +2

 

Fred Worrall - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1936-37 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

 

Fred Worrall - Match History

 Club: Portsmouth F.C. - two full appearances (180 min)

Coach: F.A. International Selection Committee - two full appearances (180 min)x

Age 24
1 198 18 May 1935 - Netherlands 0 England 1, Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam Fr AW Start 51 or
  

Age 26
2 206 18 November 1936 - England 3 Ireland 1, Victoria Ground, Stoke-on-Trent BC HW Start 80 or
  

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