Freddie Pethard

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Freddie Pethard
Personal information
Full name Frederick James Pethard[1]
Date of birth (1950-10-07) 7 October 1950 (age 66)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–1969 Celtic 0 (0)
1969–1979 Cardiff City 177 (0)
1979–1982 Torquay United 105 (0)
Total 282 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Frederick James "Freddie" Pethard (born 7 October 1950) is a former Scottish professional footballer. He was born in Glasgow.

Pethard began his career at Celtic but failed to make an impact on the first team and was released by the club. He signed for Cardiff City initially as understudy to the full back pairing of David Carver and Gary Bell but he eventually managed to break into the side and held his place for several years, despite suffering a number of minor injuries. He left in 1979 and signed for Torquay United where he spent three years before leaving league football. After leaving football Fred joined Devon Probation Service and subsequent;y became the manager of the Torbay Youth Offending Team.


  1. ^ "Freddie Pethard". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  • Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-462-0.