Frank Becton

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Frank Becton
Personal information
Full name Francis Becton
Date of birth 11 May 1873
Place of birth Preston, England
Date of death 6 November 1909(1909-11-06) (aged 36)
Place of death Preston, England
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
1889–1891 Fishwick Rambles
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1891–1895 Preston North End 87 (37)
1895–1898 Liverpool 70 (38)
1898–1899 Sheffield United 11 (3)
1899–1900 Bedminster
1900–1901 Preston North End 26 (9)
1901–1903 Swindon Town 41 (9)
1903 Nelson
1903–1904 Ashton Town
1904 New Brighton Tower
National team
1895–1897 England 2 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Francis (Frank) Becton (11 May 1873 – 6 November 1909) was an English professional footballer at the turn of the 20th century. An inside forward, he turned out for Preston North End (in two separate spells), Liverpool, Sheffield United, Bedminster, Swindon Town, Ashton Town and New Brighton Tower. He also represented England twice, scoring two goals.

His early death came from tuberculosis.

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