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Frank Forman

Nottingham Forest FC

9 appearances, 1 goal

P 9 W 7 D 2 L 0 F 32: A 11
89% successful

1898-1903

disciplined: none
captaincies:
once
minutes played:
810

Frank Forman

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Full name Frank Forman JP
Born 23 May 1875 in Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire [registered in Shardlow, June 1875].

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, the five-year old Frank is the youngest of four children, including Frederick, to Ralph and Eliza, a french-born British subject. They all live on the Weston Road in Aston, Shardlow. His father is a farmer of 65 acres, employing two men and two boys.

According to the 1891 census, the family of six are all still living in Weston Road and his father is still a farmer.  They now have one servant.

According to the 1901 census, Frank is one of three, including Frederick, who are living with their widowed mother, who is still running the farm on Weston Road. Frank himself is a builder, and they have two servants.

According to the 1911 census, Builder Frank is now married to Emelie, with two children, Hilda Lillian and Ralph. Along with two servants, they live at Clovelly, on Wilford Lane in West Bridgford.

Married to Emilie Hellaby, at All Saint's Church, Derby, 23 June 1903 [registered in Derby, June 1903].
His brother, Fred, was the best man. The reception was held at The Midland Hotel in Derby. The honeymoon was spent in Llanberis.
Died 4 December 1961, aged 86 years 196 days [registered in Basford, December 1961].
Height/Weight 5' 11", 12st. 7lbs [1901], 6' 0", 12st. 4lbs [1902].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career playing with his local side, Aston-on-Trent FC. He also helped Beeston Town FC before joining Derby County FC as an amateur in 1894. He joined his brother at Nottingham Forest FC in February 1895, retiring in 1905.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1897-98;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became 236th players (236) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-half
First match No. 62, 5 March 1898, Ireland 2 England 3, a British Championship match at Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast, aged 22 years 286 days.
Last match No. 85, 2 March 1903, England 2 Wales 1, a British Championship match at Fratton Park, Frogmore Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, aged 27 years 283 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1897-98, 1898-99, 1900-01, 1901-02, 1902-03;
Team honours British Championship winners 1897-98, 1898-99, 1900-01, shared 1902-03;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Brother to Fred Forman and uncle of Harry Linacre. (not brother-in-law, as stated by Doug Lamming!)

Beyond England

A member of the Nottingham Forest FC committee from 21 June 1905 until his death in 1961. He was in business with his nephew, Harry Linacre, as a building contractor. He became Justice of the Peace in West Bridgford from 3 May 1916. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.98.

 

Frank Forman - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
12 9 9 810 1 810 min 1 once 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 Forman - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 6 4 2 0 25 8 +17 0 1 4.167 1.333 83.3 +4
Away 3 3 0 0 7 3 +4 0 1 2.667 1.00 100.0 +3
All - British Championship 9 7 2 0 32 11 +21 0 2 3.556 1.222 88.9 +7

 

Frank Forman - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1897-98 2 2 0 0 6 3 +3 0 0 3.00 1.50 100.0 +2
BC 1898-99 3 3 0 0 19 3 +6 0 1 6.333 1.00 100.0 +3
BC 1900-01 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC 1901-02 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 0 1 1.50 1.00 75.0 +1
BC 1902-03 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 9 7 2 0 32 11 +21 0 2 3.556 1.222 88.9 +7
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 9 7 2 0 32 11 +21 0 2 3.556 1.222 88.9 +7
All 9 7 2 0 32 11 +21 0 2 3.556 1.222 88.9 +7

 

Frank Forman - Match History
 Club: Nottingham Forest F.C. - 9 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 9 full capsx

Age 22
1 62 5 March 1898 - Ireland 2 England 3, Cliftonville Gardens, Belfast BC AW Start rh
2 64 2 April 1898 - Scotland 1 England 3, Celtic Park, Glasgow AW Start rh
Age 23
3 65 18 February 1899 - England 13 Ireland 2, Roker Park, Sunderland BC HW Start 15 rh
4 66 20 March 1899 - England 4 Wales 0, Ashton Gate, Bristol HW Start rh
5 67 6 April 1899 - England 2 Scotland 1, Aston Lower Grounds, Birmingham HW Start rh
Age 24
- 68 17 March 1900 - Ireland 0 England 2, Lansdowne Road, Dublin BC AW withdrew
Age 25
- 72 18 March 1901 - England 6 Wales 0, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne BC HW withdrew
6 73 30 March 1901 - England 2 Scotland 2, Sports Arena, Penge HD Start ch
Age 26
- 74 3 March 1902 - Wales 0 England 0, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD withdrew
7 75 22 March 1902 - Ireland 0 England 1, Balmoral Showgrounds, Belfast AW Captain lh
void 5 April 1902 - Scotland 1 England 1, Ibrox Park, Glasgow AD Start ch
8 76 3 May 1902 - England 2 Scotland 2, Aston Lower Grounds, Birmingham HD Start ch
Age 27
9 78 2 March 1903 - England 2 Wales 1, Fratton Park, Portsmouth BC HW Start ch

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