Roy Goodall

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Roy Goodall
Personal information
Full name Frederick Roy Goodall
Date of birth (1902-12-31)31 December 1902
Place of birth Dronfield, England
Date of death 19 January 1982(1982-01-19) (aged 79)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1921–1937 Huddersfield Town 403 (19)
National team
1926–1933 England 25 (0)
Teams managed
1945–1949 Mansfield Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Frederick Roy Goodall (31 December 1902 – 19 January 1982) was a professional footballer, who played for Huddersfield Town for 16 years and played 25 games for England, 12 as captain.

Goodall would have captained England in the first ever World Cup if they had decided to take a team to the tournament. He was widely regarded as one of the best defenders in the world at that time.

He was captain of Huddersfield Town throughout their most successful period, when they became the first team to win the English top flight three times in a row and dominated English football through the twenties.

In 1945, he became manager of Mansfield Town.