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Name: Frank Worthington  
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Date of Birth: 23rd November 1948
Place of Birth: Halifax, Yorkshire
Profession: Footballer
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Frank Worthington (born November 23, 1948 in Halifax, Yorkshire) is a former English footballer.

He began his career as a forward for Huddersfield Town in 1966 before playing for Leicester City, Bolton Wanderers, Birmingham City, Leeds United, Sunderland, Southampton, Brighton and Hove Albion, Tranmere Rovers, Preston North End and Stockport County. Worthington played into his 40's making 757 League appearances and scoring 234 goals. He also played in the United States, South Africa, Sweden and in English non-League football.

Worthington won eight caps for England in 1974, scoring two goals.

Frank's spell at Tranmere was as player-manager and although he had some success he did not return to management.

Frank was a talented, flamboyant and freescoring player, delighting supporters with his skill and showmanship. With his long hair and big sideburns, Frank also had the reputation for enjoying the high life, which probably restricted his international appearances.

Following retirement from the game Frank turned to the after-dinner speaking circuit and also published his autobiography. Reflecting his interest in the ladies it featured a smiling Frank on the front cover, contemplating putting lumps of sugar in his cup of tea, but with the title "One hump or two".

Worthington is remembered for scoring one of the goals of the 1970's playing for Bolton v Ipswich in the 1978-79 season. Having his back to goal at the edge of the 18 yard box, he controlled the ball with his knee, flicked it over his head, turned and volleyed it past the keeper.

External Links

  • Frank Worthington Sports Speaker Gordon
  • Englandfootballonline England The National Team
  • Frank Worthington Bob's 70-71 Footballers

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