Reg Freeman

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Reg Freeman
Personal information
Date of death 1955
Teams managed
Years Team
1934–1952 Rotherham United
1952–1955 Sheffield United

Reg Freeman was a football manager. He served Rotherham United as manager from 1934 to 1952. Rotherham finished as runners-up three time in succession between 1947 and 1949 and then were champions of the Third Division North in 1950–51. He was appointed as manager of Sheffield United for the 1952–53 season, and immediately led the club to the Second Division title.[1] United narrowly avoid relegation in 1953–54, finishing 20th in the First Division.[1] Other season highlights include the debut of goalkeeper Alan Hodgkinson, plus the first floodlit game at Bramall Lane since the 19th century.[1] Two big defeats early in the 1954–55 season caused, concern but United completed the league double over Steel City derby rivals Wednesday on their way to a 13th place finish.[1] However Freeman was taken ill and died before the start of the 1955–56 season.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "A year by year history". Sheffield United F.C. Retrieved 5 March 2012.