Frank Lester (footballer)

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Frank Lester
Personal information
Date of birth 1870
Place of birth Wednesbury, England
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Walsall Unity
1895–1901 Small Heath 68 (0)
1901–19?? Walsall
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Frank Lester (1870 – after 1900) was an English professional footballer who played as a full back. He made 68 appearances in the Football League for Small Heath.[1]

Lester was born in Wednesbury, Staffordshire. He played football for Walsall Unity before joining First Division club Small Heath. They were relegated in 1895–96, Lester's first season with the club, but the next season he formed a sound fullback partnership with Billy Pratt. However, the arrival of Arthur Archer as first-choice right back meant Lester was in competition with Pratt for the left-back position, which restricted his appearances. He contributed to Small Heath's runners-up finish in 1900–01 season, thereby winning promotion back to the top flight, but left the club for Walsall later the same year.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 156. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 106. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.