Frank Hudspeth

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Frank Hudspeth
Personal information
Full name Francis Hudspeth
Date of birth (1890-04-20)20 April 1890
Place of birth Percy Main, England
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1910–1929 Newcastle United 472 (37)
National team
1925 England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Francis Hudspeth (20 April 1890 in Percy Main, North Tyneside – 1963) was an English footballer, who most notably played for Newcastle United. His position was defender.

Hudspeth spent nineteen seasons at Newcastle, from 1910 to 1929. This makes him the joint longest servant for the club along with Billy McCracken. During his time at the club he became a popular figure amongst the fans and gained the nickname 'Old Surefoot' for his reliability. He captained the team from 1923 to 1926 but was demoted to vice-captain following Hughie Gallacher's arrival at the club. Hudspeth was also known for his ability to score penalties and twenty-five of his thirty-seven goals at Newcastle came from the penalty spot.

He is second only to Jimmy Lawrence for making the highest amount of appearances for Newcastle, taking part in 472 games. He also represented England at international level.