Fred Shinton

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Fred Shinton
Personal information
Full name Frederick Shinton[1]
Date of birth (1883-02-07)7 February 1883[2]
Place of birth Wednesbury, England
Date of death 11 April 1923(1923-04-11) (aged 40)[2]
Place of death Wednesbury, England
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1905–1907 West Bromwich Albion 64 (46)
1907–1910 Leicester Fosse 78 (51)
1910–1911 Bolton Wanderers 7 (1)
1911 Leicester Fosse 14 (5)
1911–191? Wednesbury Old Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Frederick Shinton (7 March 1883 – 11 April 1923) was an English footballer who played at centre forward or inside right. He scored 103 goals from 163 appearances in the Football League.[1]


Shinton was born in Wednesbury. He turned professional with West Bromwich Albion in April 1905 and remained with them until November 1907, when he joined Leicester Fosse for £150. In August 1910 he moved to Bolton Wanderers for a £1000 fee, but re-joined Leicester Fosse just five months later, for £750.[2]

Shinton was not offered a contract by Fosse at the end of the 1910–11 season and instead joined Wednesbury Old Athletic, playing for the club in the Birmingham & District League. He featured in the club's Wednesbury Charity Cup winning side v Darlaston in March 1912, but although captaining the side at the start of the following season, he appears to have made no further appearances after October 1912.[3]

He died at home in Wednesbury in April 1923 after a long illness.[4]


  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 237. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. p. 213. ISBN 1-85983-474-4. 
  3. ^ Carr, Steve (2010). The Old Uns Revisited – Wednesbury Old Athletic 1893 to 1924. Spellbound. p. 68. ISBN 978-0-9565030-1-5. 
  4. ^ "Sporting items". Daily Mail. Hull. 16 April 1923. p. 6 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
    Matthews' Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion gives Lancaster as place of death, but Wednesbury is consistent with death registration records.
    "England & Wales deaths 1837–2007 Transcription". Frederick Shinton. Death quarter: 2. Death year: 1923. District: West Bromwich. County: Staffordshire. Volume: 6B. Page: 877 – via Findmypast. (Subscription required (help)).