Frank Allcock

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Frank Allcock
Personal information
Full name Francis Edward Allcock
Date of birth (1925-09-07) 7 September 1925 (age 89)
Place of birth Nottingham, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Beeston Boys Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945–1946 Nottingham Forest 0 (0)
1946–? Aston Villa 0 (0)
000?–1952 Cheltenham Town
1952–1956 Bristol Rovers 59 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Francis Edward 'Frank' Allcock (born 7 September 1925) is a former professional footballer, who played in The Football League for Bristol Rovers between 1952 and 1956.[1]

Allcock, who was born in Nottingham, played youth team football for Beeston Boys Club, before joining local League side Nottingham Forest at the end of World War II. He spent a year with Forest prior to the resumption of normal Football League matches, and joined Aston Villa in 1946, where he failed to make an impression on the first team.[2] He had a spell playing non-League football with Cheltenham Town, until returning to the professional game in 1952, when he joined Bristol Rovers.[3]

In a four-year spell with The Pirates he played in 59 League games, before being forced to retire in 1956 with a serious knee injury.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Byrne, Stephen; Jay, Mike (2003). Bristol Rovers Football Club - The Definitive History 1883-2003. Stroud: Tempus. p. 494. ISBN 0-7524-2717-2. 
  2. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (1998). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–1998. Harpenden: Queen Anne Press. p. 20. ISBN 1-85291-585-4. 
  3. ^ a b Jay, Mike; Byrne, Stephen (1994). Pirates in Profile: A Who's Who of Bristol Rovers Players. Bristol: Potten, Baber & Murray. p. 4. ISBN 0-9524835-0-5.