Fred Slater

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Fred Slater
Personal information
Full name Frederick Benjamin Slater[1]
Date of birth (1925-09-25)25 September 1925[1]
Place of birth Burton upon Trent, England
Date of death September 2002 (aged 76–77)[1]
Place of death Isle of Wight,[1] England
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Burton Albion
1947–1951 Birmingham City 5 (1)
1951–1952 York City 13 (3)
1952–1954 Corby Town
1954–19?? Nuneaton Borough
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Frederick Benjamin "Fred" Slater (25 September 1925 – September 2002) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Birmingham City and York City.[2]

Slater was born in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire. Described as a "rough and tumble striker", he had been playing for Burton Albion when Birmingham City signed him on professional forms in November 1947.[3] He made his debut in the First Division a year later, deputising for Cyril Trigg in a home game against Huddersfield Town on 13 November 1948. Ten minutes into the game, Slater broke his leg. He missed only four months of the season, but by the time he was fit again to play, Jimmy Dailey had taken over at centre forward.[3][4] Slater played four more first-team games for Birmingham before joining York City at the end of the 1950–51 season.[3] He scored three goals from 13 games in the Third Division North,[2] and then dropped into non-league football, first with Corby Town and then with Nuneaton Borough.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Fred Slater". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Fred Slater". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 124. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  4. ^ Matthews, p. 184.