Fred Beardsley

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Fred Beardsley
Personal information
Full name Frederick William Beardsley
Date of birth 13 July 1856
Place of birth Nottingham, England
Date of death 1939 (aged 82–83)
Place of death Plumstead, London, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1884–1889 Nottingham Forest 0 (0)
1886–1891 Royal Arsenal 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Frederick William Beardsley (13 July 1856 – 1939) was an English footballer, chiefly associated with the foundation of Arsenal Football Club.

Arsenal's squad for the 1888-89 season. Beardsley is standing, arms folded, at the back.


  • Harris, Jeff (1995). Hogg, Tony, ed. Arsenal Who's Who. Independent UK Sports. ISBN 1-899429-03-4. 
  • Roper, Alan (2004). The Real Arsenal Story: In the Days of Gog. Wherry. ISBN 0-9546259-1-9. 
  • Soar, Phil; Tyler, Martin (2005). The Official Illustrated History of Arsenal. Hamlyn. ISBN 0-600-61344-5. 

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