Fred Worrall

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Fred Worrall
Personal information
Date of birth 8 September 1910
Place of birth Warrington
Date of death 13 April 1979
Playing position Outside-right
Youth career
Witton Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1928 Bolton Wanderers
1928–1931 Oldham Athletic 105 (21)
1931–1945 Portsmouth 313 (68)
1946 Crewe Alexandra 7 (1)
1946 Stockport County
Total 425 (90)
National team
1935–1936 England 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Frederick J. "Freddie" Worrall (8 September 1910 – 13 April 1979) was an English footballer born in Warrington, Lancashire, who played as an outside-right in the Football League for Oldham Athletic, Portsmouth and Crewe Alexandra. He was capped twice for England, scoring on his debut against the Netherlands in Amsterdam in May 1935, and appearing in England's 3-1 win over Ireland in the British Championship in November 1936.[1][2] He was noted for his superstitious nature: when Portsmouth played in the FA Cup Final in 1939, he took his small horseshoe, put a sprig of white heather in each sock, tied a small white elephant to one of his garters and put a lucky sixpence in his boots, as well as putting on Pompey manager Jack Tinn's lucky spats. He set up the second goal in Portsmouth's 4-1 win, and left the club at the end of the Second World War.[3]


  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 289. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6.
  2. ^ "England Players - Fred Worrall". Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  3. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Portsmouth | Pompey hope for more luck in Cup". Retrieved 2017-08-26.

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