Fred Taylor (footballer, born 1884)

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Fred Taylor
Fred Taylor - Chelsea - 1913-14.jpg
Taylor while with Chelsea in 1913.
Personal information
Full name Frederick Taylor[1]
Date of birth 3 January 1884[1]
Place of birth Rotherham, England[1]
Date of death 1954 (aged 69–70)
Place of death Peterborough, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Half back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Rotherham Town
1905 Gainsborough Trinity 21 (10)
Kimberworth Old Boys
1907–1909 Gainsborough Trinity 84 (1)
1909–1917 Chelsea 155 (4)
1919–1920 Brentford 22 (1)
Maidstone United
1921 Rochdale 19 (0)
Fletton United
National team
Football League XI 1 (0)
Teams managed
1936–1937 Peterborough United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Fred Taylor (3 January 1884 – 1954) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Chelsea, Gainsborough Trinity and Rochdale. He was a reliable right half-back who worked hard and liked to move up the field during attacks.[2] He made one appearance for the Football League XI.[3]

Club career

Taylor started his league career playing for Second Division side Gainsborough Trinity but in 1909 he transferred to Chelsea.[2] He was a member of the Chelsea side that reached the 1915 FA Cup Final. In addition to his 155 league appearances he played in 16 FA Cup games for Chelsea.[4] He transferred to Brentford in June 1919 and was awarded a testimonial by Chelsea in 1920.[3]

Managerial career

Taylor was manager of Peterborough United for the 1936–37 Midland League season.[5] He also served the club as trainer and groundsman.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 283. ISBN 190589161X. 
  2. ^ a b Unknown (1915). Cup Final Programme. 
  3. ^ a b "The Leader Board". Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  4. ^ Glanvill, Rick (2006). Chelsea FC: The Official Biography - The Definitive Story of the First 100 Years. Headline Book Publishing Ltd. p. 409. ISBN 0-7553-1466-2. 
  5. ^ a b "Peterborough United FC History". Retrieved 2015-10-12. 

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