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Fred Pickering

Everton FC

3 appearances, 5 goals (three on debut)

P 3 W 2 D 1 L 0 F 16: A 5
83% successful

1964-66

disciplined: none
Captain:
none
minutes played:
270

Timeline

Full name Frederick Pickering
Birth 19 January 1941 in Blackburn, Lancashire [registered in Blackburn, March 1941].
Marriage to Margaret Bilsborough [registered in Blackburn, March 1963].
Death 9 February 2019, aged 78 years 21 days

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Pickering played junior football in Blackburn, from where he joined his local league club, Blackburn Rovers FC as an amateur. He turned professional on 19 January 1958 as a full-back, but still managed 123 league appearances, and after moving up front, scored 59 goals. Everton FC broke the transfer record when they spent £82,000 for his signature in March 1964, he returned 97 league appearances with 56 goals. In August 1967, Birmingham City FC then splashed out £50,000 for him, and he made another 74 league appearances and scored another 27 goals. Blackpool FC then signed Pickering in June 1969 for £45,000, scoring 24 in 49 league appearances. In March 1971, Pickering returned home when Blackburn Rovers FC signed him for a £10,000 transfer fee. He only scored twice in his eleven league appearances. His career ended with a two month trial at Brighton & Hove Albion FC in February 1972.
Club honours Football League Division Two runners-up 1958-59; FA Cup runners-up 1959-60, winners 1965-66 (injured); FA Charity Shield runners-up 1966;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 5' 11", 12st. 7½lbs [1965].

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 828th players (829) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 379, 27 May 1964, USA 0 England 10, a friendly match at Downing Stadium, Randalls Island, New York City, aged 23 years 129 days.
Last match No. 384, 21 October 1964, England 2 Belgium 2, a friendly match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 23 years 276 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1966 (withdrew injured);
British Championships
1964-65;
Team honours British Championship winners 1964-65;
Individual honours England under-23 (three appearances)
Distinctions The last player to score a hat-trick on his debut

Beyond England

no additional information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.198.

 

The Numbers
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts sub bench Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 3 1 3 none none 270 5 54 min 1 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.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
3 2 1 0 16 5 +11 0 1 5.333 1.667 83.3 +2

Venue Record

Venue P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
Away 2 2 0 0 14 3 +11 0 1 7.00 1.50 100.0 +2

Shirt Record

Colour P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 2 1 1 0 6 5 +1 0 0 3.00 2.50 75.0 +1
Red 1 1 0 0 10 0 +10 0 1 10.00 0.00 100.0 +1

Competition Record

Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 1 0 0 4 3 +1 0 0 4.00 3.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 2 1 1 0 12 2 +10 0 1 6.00 1.00 75.0 +1

Tournament Matches

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1964-65 1 1 0 0 4 3 +1 0 0 4.00 3.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 4 3 +1 0 0 4.00 3.00 100.0 +1

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 4 3 +1 0 0 4.00 3.00 100.0 +1
1 1 0 0 4 3 +1 0 0 4.00 3.00 100.0 +1

Match History

 Club: Everton F.C. - three full appearances (270 min) five goals

manager: Alf Ramsey - three full appearances (270 min) five goalsx


Age 23
1 379 27 May 1964 - USA 0 England 10, Downing Stadium, New York City Fr AW Start
9
2 383 3 October 1964 - Northern Ireland 3 England 4, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start 9
3 384 21 October 1964 - England 2 Belgium 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 9

Age 25
Alf Ramsey named his provisional list of forty players on April 7. He then named a provisional squad of 28 on 6 May to attend Lilleshall. Fred Pickering was injured and withdrew before the squad was named.

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