Fred Wilkinson (footballer)

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Fred Wilkinson
Personal information
Date of birth 1889
Place of birth Bury, Lancashire, England
Playing position Left half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
St Augustines
Norwich City
1912–1913 Blackpool 15 (1)
Newport County
Stalybridge Celtic
1920–1921 Watford 37 (0)
1921 Stoke 3 (0)
Bury St Edmunds
Total 55 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Fred Wilkinson (born 1889) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Blackpool, Watford and Stoke.[1]


Wilkinson was born in Bury, Lancashire and played football for Lancaster, Norwich City and Darlington before joining Football League side Blackpool in 1912.[2]

Wilkinson made his debut for Blackpool in the opening league game of the 1912–13 campaign, a 1–1 draw at Grimsby Town on 3 September. He went on to make a further fourteen appearances, scoring once (in a 2–1 victory over Bury at Bloomfield Road on 14 September). His final start for the "Tangerines" occurred on 5 April, in a 5–1 defeat at Leicester Fosse on 29 March. He was replaced in the line-up by Wilf Gillow.[3]

After leaving Blackpool he went on to play for Newport County and Stalybridge Celtic before re-entering league football with Watford where he spent the 1920–21 season. At the start of the 1921–22 season he joined Stoke and played in the first three matches before leaving Stoke.[2] He went on to play for Suffolk side Bury St Edmunds.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Blackpool 1912–13 15 1 0 0 15 1
Watford 1920–21 37 0 2 0 39 0
Stoke[2] 1921–22 3 0 0 0 3 0
Career Total 55 1 2 0 57 1


  1. ^ Joyce, Michael: "The Football League player's records 1888 to 1939 " (ISBN 1-899468-67-6).
  2. ^ a b c d Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  3. ^ Calley, Roy, Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887–1992, Breedon Books Sport (1992), pp.200–201