Frank Broome

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Frank Broome
Personal information
Full name Frank Henry Broome
Date of birth (1915-06-11)11 June 1915
Place of birth Berkhamsted, England
Date of death 10 September 1994(1994-09-10) (aged 79)
Place of death Exeter, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Boxmoor United ? (?)
Berkhamsted Town ? (53)
1934–1946 Aston Villa 136 (78)
1946–1949 Derby County 112 (45)
1949–1952 Notts County 105 (35)
1953 Brentford 6 (1)
1953–1954 Crewe Alexandra 36 (16)
1954–1955 Shelbourne ? (0)
National team
1938–1949 England 7 (3)
Teams managed
1958–1960 Exeter City
1960 Southend United
1967–1969 Exeter City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Frank Broome (11 June 1915 – 10 September 1994) was an English professional footballer and manager.

He played for Aston Villa during his professional career and won seven caps as an England striker, scoring three times, including once against Germany on his debut in 1938.[1] He guested for Nottingham Forest during WW2, making 3 appearances (1 goal) in 1939-40, 1 appearance (4 goals) in 1940-41 and 10 appearances (4 goals) in 1941-42. He also guested for Wolves during wartime, playing and scoring in the 1942 War Cup Final.

In 1955 Broome signed for Shelbourne making his League of Ireland debut on 27 February. The nearest he came to scoring was when he had a penalty saved at Glenmalure Park on 27 March in the FAI Cup.

Approaching 40 years of age and coupled with the expense of weekly flights to Dublin he ended up only playing 6 games for Shels.

After retiring from playing, he went on to manage both Exeter City and Southend United.


  1. ^ "Frank Broome statistics". Archived from the original on 2012-02-05. Retrieved 25 January 2007. 

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