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Frank Broome

Aston Villa FC

7 appearances, 3 goals

P 7 W 4 D 1 L 2 F 20: A 11
64% successful

1938-39

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
630

Profile

Full name Frank Henry Broome
Born 11 June 1915 in Charles Street, Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire [registered in Berkhamstead, September 1915]. To James Weyland & Mary Eva (née Davis)
Attended Victoria School in Berkhamstead.
Married to Elsie M. Williams [registered in Berkhamstead, March 1939].
Died 10 September 1994, aged 79 years 91 days [registered in Exeter, Devon, September 1994].

Notes

Registration evidence states that Frank Henry was born in Berkhamstead in 1915. His death registration also states that he died in 1994. But his death registration stated that he was born on 2 June 1919 (of which there is no 1919 birth registration to co-oberate!)
Height/Weight 5' 7", 9st. 8lbs [1938].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) He first played football for Boxmoor St. John's FC, from there Frank signed for Berkhamsted in November 1933, joining his elder brother Reg. Despite both Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC turning him down because of his small stature, Aston Villa decided to sign him on 6 November 1934. No fee was involved but Villa agreed to send a first team to play at Berkhamstead. He guested for Nottingham Forest (four appearances) Wolverhampton Wanderers FC during the war. He stayed at Villa Park until 11 September 1946, after scoring 78 goals in 136 league appearances. Frank was transferred to Derby County FC for £5,000 and averaged a goal every three games, 45 goals in 112 league appearances. He joined Notts County FC on 28 October 1949 in a player exchange, Harry Brown, returning 105 league appearances with 35 goals. He then played for Brentford FC from July 1953, scoring once in six league appearances, and onto Crewe Alexandra FC from October 1953, where he made a final 36 league appearances and scoring sixteen goals. He crossed the Irish Sea to play for Shelbourne FC in February 1955 for the briefest of periods.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1937-38; Football League War Cup winners 1942; Football League Division Three (South) winners 1949-50;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Dacorum Heritage

Managerial Career

Club(s) First took up a management position as an assistant at Notts County FC from later on in 1955. Became the club's acting manager from January to May 1957, returning to assistant until the December. Took over as manager and coach at Exeter City the following month. Became the Southend United FC manager from May until December 1960. After which he became the manager and coach of New South Wales side, Bankstown FC, from July 1961 until October 1962. Heading to Sydney-based Corinthians FC later in 1962. Became the part-time coach of Melita Eagles FC, also based in Sydney early in 1967. Became the manager of Exeter City FC from April 1967 until February 1969. Then briefly coached in the Middle East.

England Career

Player number One of two who became 645th players (646) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward, outside/inside-right, inside-left.
First match No. 216, 14 May 1938, Germany 3 England 6, an end-of-season tour match at  Olympiastadion, Westend, Berlin, aged 22 years 337 days.
Last match No. 226, 24 May 1939, Romania 0 England 2, an end-of-season tour match at Stadionul ANEF, Bucureşti, aged 23 years 347 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

On finishing his education, he worked at Apsley Mills. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.49./Dacorum Heritage

 

Frank Broome - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
7 7 0 630 3 210 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 Broome - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 6 3 1 2 16 11 +5 0 1 2.667 1.833 58.3 +1
All - Friendly 7 4 1 2 20 11 +9 0 2 2.857 1.571 64.3 +2

 

Frank Broome - Match History
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 7 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 7 full capsx

Age 22
1 216 14 May 1938 - Germany 3 England 6, Olympiastadion, Berlin Tour AW Start 29 9
2 217 21 May 1938 - Switzerland 2 England 1, Hardturm Sportplatz, Zürich AL Start 9
3 218 26 May 1938 - France 2 England 4, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris AW Start 6 7
Age 23
4 221 9 November 1938 - England 4 Norway 0, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fr HW Start 8
5 224 13 May 1939 - Italy 2 England 2, Stadio Comunale San Siro, Milano Tour AD Start 11
6 225 18 May 1939 - Yugoslavia 2 England 1, Stadion Beogradski SK, Beograd AL Start 49 11
7 226 24 May 1939 - Romania 0 England 2, Stadionul ANEF, Bucureşti AW Start 7

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