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Frank Blunstone

Chelsea FC

5 appearances, 0 goals

P 5 W 3 D 0 L 2 F 14: A 8
60% successful

1954-56

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name Frank Blunstone
Born 17 October 1934 in Crewe, Cheshire [registered in Nantwich, December 1934].
Attended Bedford Street School, Crewe
Married to Doreen E.C. Cambridge [registered in Fulham, June 1960].
Height/Weight 5' 9", 10st. 7lbs [1957].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Played representative football with Crewe Schools and Cheshire Schoolboys. Joined Crewe Alexandra FC as an amateur in 1951, turning professional in January 1952. After 48 league appearances and twelve goals, Chelsea FC signed Blunstone in February 1953 for a £7000 transfer fee. He represented the British Army during his national service. He remained at Chelsea until his retirement in 1964 because of injury. He had broken his leg twice during his career. He had made 317 league appearances for Chelsea, scoring 47 goals.
Club honours Football League Champions 1954-55;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s) After injury forced his retirement, Chelsea offered Blunstone the position of youth team coach, a position he held from October 1963 until his appointment as Brentford FC manager in Decmeber 1969. He returned to youth team duties, but at Manchester United FC, from July 1973, he stepped up to reserve team coach from August 1975. He accepted the position of Derby County FC's assistant manager from September 1977 until July 1979. Took up positions in Greece, firsty with Ethnikos FC in August 1979, and then chief coach at Aris FC between March and July 1980. He returned to be a part of Sheffield Wednesday's backroom staff.  Briefly took charge of Brentford FC again in 1984.

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 741st players (742) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 292, 10 November 1954, England 3 Wales 2, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 20 years 24 days.
Last match No. 309, 28 November 1956, England 3 Yugoslavia 0, a friendly match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 22 years 42 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1955-56;
Team honours British Championships shared 1955-56;
Individual honours England U23 (five appearances, three goals), England schoolboy reserve 1950
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.38.

 

Frank Blunstone - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 5 2 5 0 0 450 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Frank Blunstone - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 3 0 0 13 4 +9 0 1 4.333 1.333 100.0 +3
Away 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 1 0 0.50 2.00 0.00 -2
All- White 5 3 0 2 14 8 +6 1 1 2.80 1.60 60.0 +1

 

Frank Blunstone - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 2 2 0 0 10 4 +6 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +2
Friendly 3 1 0 2 4 4 =0 1 1 1.333 1.333 33.3 -1
All 5 3 0 2 14 8 +6 1 1 2.80 1.60 60.0 +1

 

Frank Blunstone - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1954-55 2 2 0 0 10 4 +6 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +2
BC All 2 2 0 0 10 4 +6 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 2 0 0 10 4 +6 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +2
All 2 2 0 0 10 4 +6 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +2

 

Frank Blunstone - Match History
 Club: Chelsea F.C. - 5 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 5 full capsx

Age 19
1 u23 20 January 1954 - Italy U23 3 England U23 0, Stadio Comunale, Bologna Fr AL Start 11
Age 20
1 292 10 November 1954 - England 3 Wales 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 11
2 u23 19 January 1955 - England U23 5 Italy U23 1, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Fr HW Start 11
3 u23 8 February 1955 - Scotland U23 0 England U23 6, Shawfield Park, Glasgow Fr AW Start 11
2 294 2 April 1955 - England 7 Scotland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 11
3 295 15 May 1955 - France 1 England 0, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris Tour AL Start 11
- 296 18 May 1955 - Spain 1 England 1, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid AD squad member
4 297 22 May 1955 - Portugal 3 England 1, Estádio do Futebol Clube do Porto, Oporto AL Start 11
4 u23 28 September 1955 - England U23 5 Denmark U23 1, Fratton Park, Portsmouth Fr HW Start 11
Age 21
5 u23 26 September 1956 - Denmark U23 0 England U23 3, Idrætsparken, København Fr HW Start 11
Age 22
5 309 28 November 1956 - England 3 Yugoslavia 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 11

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