Fred Emery (footballer)

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Fred Emery
Personal information
Full name Frederick David Emery[1]
Date of birth (1900-05-19)19 May 1900
Place of birth Lincoln, England
Date of death 1959
Playing position Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1921?–1922? Lincoln City 0 (0)
1922?–1923? Wibsey ? (?)
1923?–1924 Bradford City 5 (0)
1924–1936 Doncaster Rovers 417 (30)
Teams managed
1936–1940 Doncaster Rovers
1951–1958 Carlisle United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Fred Emery (19 May 1900 – 1959) was an English-born footballer who played as a wing half in the Football League with Doncaster Rovers in the 1920s and 1930s.[1]

He was born in Lincoln and signed for Lincoln City but did not play a senior game for them, before having a brief spell with Bradford City, amounting to five senior games.[2]

In the 1924–25 season he made his debut for Doncaster Rovers and was to go on and play 439 senior games for them (scoring 32 goals) in a playing career that was to last until the 1935–36 season.[2] He holds the record for the most Football League appearances made for Doncaster.[3] In 1936 he was appointed manager at Doncaster, a position he held until the war.[4]

In July 1951, 11 years after leaving Doncaster, Emery was appointed as Carlisle United manager, replacing future Liverpool manager Bill Shankly who left Carlisle to join Grimsby Town. In a seven-year spell as Carlisle manager Emery never was able inspire the Brunton Park faithful like his predecessor did, but he was able to the keep the club in a stable mid-table position in the Third Division North despite being handicapped by limited resources. He left the club in April 1958.[5]

His brother Bob and nephew Tony were also footballers.[6]


  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Soccerdata. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b English National Football Archive (Michael Joyce)
  3. ^ "Doncaster Rovers Facts & Figures". Doncaster Rovers Official Site. 6 July 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ Doncaster managers at
  5. ^ "CARLISLE UNITED CLUB RECORDS". Carlisle United Official Site. 16 September 2009. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Tony Emery profile". Lincoln City F.C. [dead link]

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