David Fry

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David Fry
Personal information
Full name David Paul Fry
Date of birth (1960-01-05) 5 January 1960 (age 57)
Place of birth Bournemouth, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1983 Crystal Palace 40 (0)
1983–1985 Gillingham 49 (0)
1985–1986 Torquay United 30 (0)
Fisher Athletic
Total 119 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

David Paul Fry (born 5 January 1960 in Bournemouth)[1] is an English former professional football goalkeeper. He began his career at Weymouth as an amateur[1] and in January 1977 signed for Crystal Palace.[1] Fry was initially understudy to firstly, John Burridge and then Paul Barron but in the second half of the 1982–83 season, became first choice 'keeper after Barron left the club.[2] In July 1983, however, he was transferred to Gillingham[1] and later went on to play for Torquay United.[3]

After that, he moved into non-league football, playing for Cheltenham Town, Fisher Athletic and Yeovil Town in the Football Conference. In April 1991, he scored with a wind assisted drop kick for Yeovil in a 7-2 win in a league game against Slough Town.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d Mike Purkiss & Nigel Sands. Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–1989. p. 324. ISBN 0907969542. 
  2. ^ Mike Purkiss & Nigel Sands. Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–1989. pp. 248–59. ISBN 0907969542. 
  3. ^ Triggs, Roger (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. pp. 125–6. ISBN 0-7524-2243-X. 

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