Fred Goodwin (footballer)
|Full name||Fred Goodwin|
|Date of birth||1888|
|Place of birth||Congleton, England|
|Date of death||1945 (aged 56–57)|
|Place of death||Macclesfield, England|
|Playing position||Outside left|
|1907–19??||→ Congleton Town||?||(?)|
|19??–1910||→ Macclesfield Town||?||(?)|
|1911–1913||Brighton & Hove Albion||?||(?)|
|1913||West Ham United||?||(?)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Fred Goodwin (1888 – 1945) was an English professional footballer who played as an outside forward. He joined Football League First Division side Burnley in November 1906. He played his only league match for the club on 8 December 1906 in the 1–2 defeat against Stockport County at Edgeley Park. It was the only match of the 1906–07 season that regular outside-left Albert Smith missed, as Goodwin was unable to replace him in the starting line-up.
He left Burnley in 1906 to play for Leek. There was a dispute with Burnley over his transfer fee. Between 1907 and 1910, Goodwin turned out for both Congleton Town and Macclesfield Town. In April 1911, he was working as a silk and cotton carrier whilst living in Leek. In May 1911, he was transferred to Brighton & Hove Albion from Burnley. In April 1912, Goodwin was involved in an incident during Brighton's game against Luton Town, which led to the death of Luton's Sam Wightman. A late challenge caught Wightman in the stomach and he died from peritonitis and shock, following a rupture to his small intestine. Goodwin was exonerated from all blame following the coroner's recommendation, who stated "that the kick was done purely accidentally".
One year later, he joined West Ham United. In December 1913, he joined Exeter City in exchange for full-back Joseph Goddard. During Exeter's 1914 tour of South America, Goodwin was involved in every single game, which included the Brazilian national team's first ever game.
- Hamilton, Aidan (2014). Have you ever played Brazil?: The story of Exeter City's 1914 tour of South America. Exeter City AFC Supporters Society. ISBN 0992967600.
- Simpson, Ray (2007). The Clarets Chronicles: The Definitive History of Burnley Football Club. Burnley: Burnley Football Club. p. 486. ISBN 978-0-9557468-0-2.
- Simpson, Ray (2007). The Clarets Chronicles: The Definitive History of Burnley Football Club. Burnley: Burnley Football Club. p. 105. ISBN 978-0-9557468-0-2.
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