* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).
Frederick George Luther Ford (Born 10 February 1916 - Died 1981) is a former footballer and manager.
Ford played for a number of clubs, including Arsenal, Charlton Athletic, Millwall Athletic and Carlisle United. It was at Carlisle that he began his coaching career. He also became a part-time Staff Coach with the Football Association, where besides being a course instructor, he additionally coached the England B team and Under-23 side.
In 1955 he linked up with a former Charlton colleague, Bert Tann (then manager of Bristol Rovers) and gained widespread recognition for his work as Rovers' first team coach. This prompted Rovers' closest rivals, Bristol City to appointing him as their manager in 1960, He remained in charge of City until 1967 when he moved to Swindon Town for the first time as a coaching assistant.
Ford moved to City's rivals Bristol Rovers in 1968 and took up the post of team manager until 1969 when he was appointed manager at Swindon Town.
The teams performance the following year led to the board signing Dave Mackay with a view to him taking on management, Mackay refused to usurp Ford and remained a player until Ford's eventual dismissal on 1 November 1971.
He subsequently spent a number of years as Chief Scout and Youth team coach at Oxford United, where he developed a thriving conveyor belt of talented teenage players.