Frank White (footballer)

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Frank White
Personal information
Full name Frank Robert Henry White
Date of birth (1911-04-14)14 April 1911
Place of birth Piccadilly, Warwickshire, England
Date of death 1985 (aged 73–74)
Place of death Tamworth, Staffordshire, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Stoneware Ltd
1930–1931 Tamworth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1931–1938 Birmingham 147 (45)
1938–1946 Preston North End 22 (10)
1946–1950 Redditch United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Frank Robert Henry White (14 April 1911 – 1985) was an English professional footballer who played as a winger. He played nearly 150 First Division games for Birmingham, and also played in the Football League for Preston North End.

White was born in Piccadilly, Warwickshire. He was a prolific goalscorer in junior football before signing for Birmingham on the recommendation of Harry Hibbs. He was pacy with good dribbling and shooting skills, and performed better once moved from the left side, where he had initially been employed as the replacement for Ernie Curtis, to his preferred position of outside-right. His last two seasons at Birmingham were disrupted by injury. Over his career at Birmingham he scored at a rate of a goal every three games.

In December 1938 he moved to Preston North End; he scored ten league goals in the half-season remaining but then the Second World War put paid to his professional career. He made guest appearances for several clubs during the war and afterwards played for Redditch United. He later coached his former club Tamworth. He died in 1985 aged 74.

References[edit]

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  • Matthews, Tony (October 2000). The Encyclopedia of Birmingham City Football Club 1875-2000. Cradley Heath: Britespot. ISBN 0-9539288-0-2. 
  • Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6.