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    Frank "Sam" Baxendale

    Surname Baxendale
    Forename(s) Frank "Sam"
    Position(s) Winger

    5'7"  9st.13lb.
    b. Leyland 28 December 1913
    d. Leyland 31 December 1990


    Debut 21 March 1936 (20y 83d) Final Game 1 May 1937 (23y 124d)
    First Goal 26 December 1936 Final Goal 1 January 1937
    CAREER: St Andrew’s School Leyland;Leyland Social Club;Dick Kerr’s Sep’32;Preston North End Sep'32 (am);Leyland Motors '33;Blackburn Rovers Jul'33 (am) Feb’35 (p-t) Nov’35 (pro);Falkirk Dec'37 (£960)[10-2];Carlisle United Aug'39.

    Playing Statistics

    FL      12 apps  3 gls
    FAC     1 app
    Total   13 apps  3 gls
    LC        4 apps  1 gl


    After playing sporadic reserve games as an amateur he improved rapidly, especially when moved from the right to the left. Naturally two footed he annoyed the crowd because of his inconsistency but some noted judges believed that he was a better player than both Jack Milne and Arthur Cunliffe, who both played for their country. He took the unusual step of moving to Scotland but at Falkirk at last found the consistency to become a star player. He died at his home in Welsby Road, Leyland just after his 77th birthday.

    Edited by Kamy100

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