Frank Curtis

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Frank Curtis
Personal information
Full name Frank Curtis
Date of birth (1890-11-12)12 November 1890
Place of birth Llanelli, Wales
Date of death 1957
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
South Liverpool
1909–1911 West Ham United 6 (4)
19xx–1914 Llanelly
1914–1920 Wolverhampton Wanderers 40 (25)
1920–1921 Reading 1 (0)
Bilston United
Kidderminster Harriers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Frank Curtis (12 November 1890 – 1957) was a Welsh footballer who played in the Southern League for West Ham United, and in the Football League for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Reading.[1]

Career[edit]

Curtis played in the Southern League Division One for West Ham United, making three appearances during the 1909–10 season and a further three in 1910–11.[2]

Curtis joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in June 1914 from his hometown club Llanelly. He made his league debut on 1 September 1914 in a 1–1 draw at Clapham Orient and ended the season as Wolves' leading goalscorer with 25 goals.

The outbreak of the First World War halted his league career for four years, and he made just three further appearances for the club afterward. He left to join Reading, newly elected to the Football League, in Summer 1920.

He later served non-league Bilston United and Kidderminster Harriers before retiring to work in engineering in his native South Wales.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2012) [2002]. Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 73. ISBN 978-1-905891-61-0. 
  2. ^ Hogg, Tony (2005). Who's Who of West Ham United. Profile Sports Media. p. 57. ISBN 1-903135-50-8. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Matthews, Tony (2001). The Wolves Who's Who. West Midlands: Britespot. ISBN 1-904103-01-4.