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Frank Moss

Arsenal FC

4 caps, 6 goals against
one clean sheet

P 4 W 2 D 0 L 2 F 8: A 6
50% successful

1934

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
360

Profile

Full name Frank Moss
Born 5 November 1909 in Leyland, Lancashire [registered in Chorley, Lancashire, December 1909].

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, Frank is the youngest of two children to Robert Edward and Sarah Ellen. His father is a rainproof and waterproof cutter. They live at 14 Turpin Green Lane in Leyland.

Died 7 February 1970 in Preston, aged 60 years 94 days [registered in Preston, Lancashire, March 1970].
Height/Weight 5' 9½", 11st. 6lbs [1932].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played his early football with Lostock Hall FC, and then with works team, Leyland Motors FC, where he worked as a driller. Joined Preston North End FC on amateur forms in October 1927, turning professional in February 1928, keeping goal on 24 league ocassions. Joined Oldham Athletic FC in May 1929, making 29 league appearances. Arsenal FC signed Moss in November 1931 for £3000. He scored a league goal against Everton on 16 March 1935. He was playing an as outfield player, after he injured his shoulder playing in goal. Unfortunately, that same shoulder injury curtailed his career a year later after 143 league appearances.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1931-32; Football League Champions 1932-33, 1933-34, 1934-35;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) Appointed manager of Heart of Midlothian FC on 3 March 1937, aged only 28.

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 594th players (594) to appear for England.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 191, 14 April 1934, England 3 Scotland 0, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 24 years 160 days.
Last match No. 195, 14 November 1934, England 3 Italy 2, a friendly match at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London, aged 25 years 9 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1933-34;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Moss also managed Scottish club Heart of Midlothian FC from March 1937 until 1940, when he resigned because of the issues of war. Became a licensee in Chorley. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.182.

 

Frank Moss - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
4 4 1 360 6 60 0 1 25% 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 Moss - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 0 1 3.00 1.00 100.0 +2
Away 2 0 0 2 2 4 -2 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -2
All 4 2 0 2 8 6 +2 0 1 2.00 1.50 50.0 =0

 

Frank Moss - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 3 1 0 2 5 6 -1 0 0 1.667 2.00 33.3 -1
All 4 2 0 2 8 6 +2 0 1 2.00 1.50 50.0 =0

 

Frank Moss - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championships
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1933-34 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Frank Moss - Match History
 Club: Arsenal F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 4 full capsx

Age 24
1 191 14 April 1934 - England 3 Scotland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London BC HW Start gk
2 192 10 May 1934 - Hungary 2 England 1, Stadion Üllõi út, Budapest Tour AL Start gk
3 193 16 May 1934 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 1, Stadión Letná, Milady Horákové, Praha AL Start gk
Age 25
4 195 14 November 1934 - England 3 Italy 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London Fr HW Start gk

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