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Freddie FOX

Highworth born keeper who played for the Town's reserve side in the Southern League, going on to make one appearance for England. Fred Fox began his career with his home-town club Swindon Town, playing for the Robins during the First World War. When hostilities ceased he had a brief spell with Abertillery before joining Preston North End in the summer of 1921. He appeared in just three games for the Lillywhites before leaving Deepdale after one season to play for Gillingham.
He made his debut for the Kent club in October 1922 where he gave a solid performance. Whilst with the Gills he became an international proposition. He was an outstanding goalkeeper with a safe pair of hands and keen anticipation. In May 1925 whilst still a Gillingham player, he became the first Third Division Goalkeeper to be capped for England in the match against France in Paris, a game England won 3-2. By the time the match was played, Fox, who had appeared in 119 League and Cup games for Gillingham, had signed for Millwall for 650, though he hadn't turned out for the Lions by that time.
After two seasons at the Den, Fox went north to play for Halifax Town but after one season, he left The Shay to return to London and see out his first class career with Brentford.

PLAYING RECORD:

Season LEAGUE FA CUP LEAGUE CUP OTHER TOTAL
Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'15/'16 1 - - - - - - - 1 -
TOTAL 1 - - - - - - - 1 -


full name

Frederick Samuel Fox


 ENGLAND

date of birth
22 November 1898


             
             
             
             
             
           

usual positions
goalkeeper

youth career
SWINDON TOWN

senior career
Abertillery 
SWINDON TOWN (guest)
Preston North End
Gillingham
Millwall
Halifax Town
Brentford
Truro City