Brown, Frank


Rotherham, Yorkshire 1890



Biographical Text

Frank Brown made half-a-dozen league appearances for Exeter City during 1921/22. He joined the club from Blackpool and later played for Pontypridd ahead of managing Torquay United between 1932 and 1938. He also managed Chester either side of the Second World War.

Working as a waiter Frank had been an amateur with Barnsley and Rotherham County whilst seeing his football career disrupted by the First World War. Later signing for Blackpool, he was a regular in the reserve team that won the Central League 1919/20 and followed this through with a senior appearance during the next season before being freed. 

Described as ‘strong and wiry’, and one of manager Arthur Chadwick's final signings from Lancashire, Frank joined Exeter City in the summer of 1921 and made his debut in the opening fixture of the 1921/22 season at Charlton Athletic. Appearing just six times in the first half of the season he moved to Pontypridd and then on to Torquay United where he became trainer in 1926 before serving as manager between 1932 and 1938.

Leaving Plainmoor to take charge of Chester, Frank remained in post until 1953 whilst later managing Stafford Rangers in the years up to his death in the mid-1950s.  





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