Fred Priest

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Fred Priest
Sheffield United FC 1901 team.jpg
The 1901 FA Cup Final team; Priest is standing second from the right.
Personal information
Full name Alfred Ernest Priest
Date of birth 1874
Place of birth Guisborough, England
Date of death 5 May 1922 (aged 47–48)
Place of death Hartlepool, England
Playing position Outside left / Inside left
Youth career
South Bank
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1896–1905 Sheffield United 209 (72)
1905–1906 South Bank
1906–1908 Middlesbrough 13 (0)
1908–1909 Hartlepools United
National team
1900 England 1 (0)
Teams managed
1908–1912 Hartlepools United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alfred Ernest Priest (1874 – 5 May 1922) was a professional footballer from the North East of England who won the 1899 and 1902 FA Cup finals with Sheffield United.

Playing career[edit]

Priest was born in Guisborough and played for Darlington and South Bank before joining Sheffield United in 1896. He made his debut for The Blades in the Football League First Division in the 1896-97 season, playing mainly as outside left, and helped United win the Football League championship in 1897-98. That same year Priest was also in the United side that suffered a huge F A cup upset at Port Vale.[1]

After his career in football ended, he remained in Hartlepool becoming a publican until his death on 5 May 1922.[2]


  1. ^ Burslem Port Vale vs Sheffield United 1898 Match report[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Graham Betts (2006). England: Player by player. Green Umbrella Publishing. p. 194. ISBN 1-905009-63-1. 

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