Farrell, Vincent

Birth Date

11th September 1908

Birthplace

Preston

Occupation

Forward

Biographical Text

Farrell commenced his playing career with the works team, Dick Kerr. He got his Football League opportunity with home town club, Preston North End in 1930 and netted 5 goals in 16 appearances for them.

Moving to Clapton Orient in the summer of 1934, he enjoyed a rich vein of form with them, scoring 21 goals in 79 league games. Exeter City signed the player in the summer of 1937.

He made a sensational start in Grecians’ colours, scoring both goals in the opening day 2-2 draw at Newport County.

Surprisingly he was to only play a handful of matches, but still scored two further goals against his former club, Clapton Orient and then versus Crystal Palace.

On leaving St James’ Park in the summer of 1938, Farrell returned to Clapton Orient, but never reproduced the form he had shown in his first spell at the club and failed to make a first team outing.

He died on 24th April 1987 aged 78.

Appearances

6

Goals

4

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