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Frank Worthington

Full name: Frank Stewart Worthington
Birthdate: 23.11.1948
Birthplace: Halifax
Position: Striker
Joined from: Huddersfield Town
Signed by: Jimmy Bloomfield
Nationality: England
First game: Manchester United, 23.08.1972
Last game: Nottingham Forest, 24.09.1977
Games: 239 (237 starts + 2 subs)
Goals: 78
Unofficial Games: 11 Unofficial Goals: 3
Player Profile

Frank was a real 'character' of the beautiful game, but his charismatic appearance didn't hide the talents the striker possessed. He made his name with Huddersfield Town - not far from his Halifax birthplace - and helped the Terriers to promotion to the top flight in 1970.

But when Town started to struggle Worthington moved on, and Leicester was his destination. He spent five fine years at Filbert Street, making almost 250 appearances and scoring almost eighty goals along the way in all competitions. His talents, and his personality, made him a big favourite with the City supporters.

It also made him a big favourite with other clubs around the country. Liverpool had tried to sign Worthington before he become a Fox but a failed medical test saw him arrive in Leicestershire instead. He was selected for England eight times during his City days.

But Frank McLintock allowed him to move on from Filbert Street, with Bolton Wanderers taking full advantage. Although disappointing for City and their fans, it seemed a good move for Worthington initially when he enjoyed his best-ever season with 24 goals to top the First Division scoring charts with the Lancashire club.

After his next season with Bolton, Worthington became somewhat of a journeyman, moving across the pond to play for Philadelphia Fury on loan and then making a switch to Birmingham City where he helped them to promotion to the top flight alongside the Foxes.

Other clubs including Leeds United, Sunderland, Southampton and Brighton took him on their books for brief spells before Worthington first tried his hand at management, being player-manager at Tranmere Rovers. He moved down the football pyramid and eventually left the game following a spell as player-coach of Halifax Town in 1991.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1972-73Division One (old)3910211-----4211
1972_413_
1973-74Division One (old)42207222----5124
1973_413_
1974-75Division One (old)4218513-----5019
1974_413_
1975-76Division One (old)3993-3-----459
1975_413_
1976-77Division One (old)41141-1-----4314
1976_413_
1977-78Division One (old)71--1-----81
1977_413_
Total21072184112----239 78
_413_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 23.08.1972 1 - 1 Manchester United (A) Division One (old) 1
2 26.08.1972 0 - 0 Coventry City (H) Division One (old)
3 30.08.1972 3 - 2 Liverpool (H) Division One (old)
4 02.09.1972 0 - 1 Manchester City (A) Division One (old)
5 06.09.1972 1 - 2 Norwich City (A) League Cup 2
6 09.09.1972 1 - 2 Everton (H) Division One (old)
7 16.09.1972 1 - 3 Leeds United (A) Division One (old)
8 23.09.1972 1 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Division One (old)
9 30.09.1972 2 - 0 Ipswich Town (A) Division One (old) 1
10 07.10.1972 1 - 0 Southampton (H) Division One (old)
11 14.10.1972 1 - 2 Derby County (A) Division One (old)
12 21.10.1972 1 - 2 Norwich City (H) Division One (old)
13 28.10.1972 0 - 1 Stoke City (A) Division One (old)
14 04.11.1972 2 - 2 Manchester United (H) Division One (old)
15 11.11.1972 1 - 1 Chelsea (A) Division One (old)
16 18.11.1972 0 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur (H) Division One (old)
17 02.12.1972 3 - 1 West Bromwich Albion (H) Division One (old) 3
18 09.12.1972 1 - 1 Birmingham City (A) Division One (old)
19 16.12.1972 0 - 2 Sheffield United (A) Division One (old)
20 23.12.1972 2 - 1 Crystal Palace (H) Division One (old) 1
21 26.12.1972 0 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Division One (old)
22 30.12.1972 2 - 1 West Ham United (H) Division One (old) 1
23 01.01.1973 2 - 2 Newcastle United (A) Division One (old) 1
24 06.01.1973 2 - 3 Coventry City (A) Division One (old) 1
25 13.01.1973 2 - 2 Arsenal (A) FA Cup 3 1
26 17.01.1973 1 - 2 Arsenal (H) FA Cup 3 rep
27 20.01.1973 1 - 1 Manchester City (H) Division One (old) 1
28 27.01.1973 1 - 0 Everton (A) Division One (old)
29 10.02.1973 2 - 0 Leeds United (H) Division One (old)
30 17.02.1973 0 - 1 Arsenal (A) Division One (old)
31 24.02.1973 0 - 0 Sheffield United (H) Division One (old)
32 03.03.1973 0 - 0 Southampton (A) Division One (old)
33 10.03.1973 0 - 0 Derby County (H) Division One (old)
34 17.03.1973 1 - 1 Norwich City (A) Division One (old)
35 24.03.1973 2 - 0 Stoke City (H) Division One (old)
36 31.03.1973 0 - 0 Newcastle United (H) Division One (old)
37 07.04.1973 0 - 1 West Bromwich Albion (A) Division One (old)
38 14.04.1973 0 - 1 Birmingham City (H) Division One (old)
39 20.04.1973 1 - 0 Crystal Palace (A) Division One (old)
40 21.04.1973 1 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur (A) Division One (old)
41 24.04.1973 1 - 1 Ipswich Town (H) Division One (old)
42 28.04.1973 0 - 0 Liverpool (A) Division One (old)
43 25.08.1973 1 - 1 Ipswich Town (A) Division One (old)
44 28.08.1973 1 - 1 Everton (A) Division One (old)
45 01.09.1973 1 - 1 Liverpool (H) Division One (old)
46 05.09.1973 1 - 0 Manchester United (H) Division One (old) 1
47 08.09.1973 2 - 0 Arsenal (A) Division One (old)
48 12.09.1973 2 - 1 Manchester United (A) Division One (old)
49 15.09.1973 1 - 1 Manchester City (H) Division One (old)
50 22.09.1973 1 - 1 West Ham United (A) Division One (old) 1
51 29.09.1973 0 - 2 Coventry City (H) Division One (old)
52 06.10.1973 1 - 1 Sheffield United (A) Division One (old)
53 08.10.1973 3 - 3 Hull City (H) League Cup 2 1
54 13.10.1973 2 - 2 Leeds United (H) Division One (old) 1
55 20.10.1973 1 - 2 Derby County (A) Division One (old) 1
56 27.10.1973 0 - 1 Southampton (H) Division One (old)
57 31.10.1973 2 - 3 Hull City (A) League Cup 2 rep 1
58 03.11.1973 0 - 1 Norwich City (A) Division One (old)
59 10.11.1973 1 - 0 Newcastle United (H) Division One (old)
60 17.11.1973 2 - 0 Burnley (H) Division One (old)
61 24.11.1973 0 - 3 Birmingham City (A) Division One (old)
62 01.12.1973 3 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur (H) Division One (old)
63 08.12.1973 2 - 3 Chelsea (A) Division One (old) 1
64 15.12.1973 2 - 0 Queens Park Rangers (H) Division One (old) 1
65 22.12.1973 2 - 1 Coventry City (A) Division One (old) 1
66 26.12.1973 2 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Division One (old) 2
67 29.12.1973 2 - 0 Arsenal (H) Division One (old) 1
68 01.01.1974 1 - 1 Liverpool (A) Division One (old)
69 05.01.1974 1 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur (H) FA Cup 3
70 12.01.1974 0 - 2 Manchester City (A) Division One (old)
71 19.01.1974 5 - 0 Ipswich Town (H) Division One (old) 3
72 26.01.1974 1 - 1 Fulham (A) FA Cup 4
73 30.01.1974 2 - 1 Fulham (H) FA Cup 4 rep 1
74 02.02.1974 0 - 0 Queens Park Rangers (A) Division One (old)
75 09.02.1974 0 - 1 West Ham United (H) Division One (old)
76 16.02.1974 4 - 0 Luton Town (A) FA Cup 5 1
77 23.02.1974 1 - 1 Sheffield United (H) Division One (old) 1
78 26.02.1974 1 - 1 Leeds United (A) Division One (old)
79 02.03.1974 2 - 1 Everton (H) Division One (old) 1
80 09.03.1974 2 - 0 Queens Park Rangers (A) FA Cup 6
81 16.03.1974 0 - 1 Derby County (H) Division One (old)
82 18.03.1974 0 - 1 Southampton (A) Division One (old)
83 23.03.1974 1 - 1 Newcastle United (A) Division One (old)
84 30.03.1974 0 - 0 Liverpool (N) FA Cup sf
85 03.04.1974 1 - 3 Liverpool (N) FA Cup sf rep
86 06.04.1974 3 - 3 Birmingham City (H) Division One (old)
87 13.04.1974 0 - 0 Burnley (A) Division One (old)
88 15.04.1974 0 - 1 Stoke City (A) Division One (old)
89 16.04.1974 1 - 1 Stoke City (H) Division One (old) 1
90 20.04.1974 3 - 0 Chelsea (H) Division One (old) 2
91 23.04.1974 0 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Division One (old)
92 27.04.1974 0 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur (A) Division One (old)
93 29.04.1974 3 - 0 Norwich City (H) Division One (old) 2
94 17.08.1974 0 - 1 Arsenal (H) Division One (old)
95 20.08.1974 4 - 3 Birmingham City (A) Division One (old) 2
96 24.08.1974 1 - 2 Liverpool (A) Division One (old)
97 27.08.1974 1 - 1 Birmingham City (H) Division One (old) 1
98 31.08.1974 1 - 1 Carlisle United (H) Division One (old) 1
99 07.09.1974 1 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Division One (old)
100 10.09.1974 1 - 1 Arsenal (A) League Cup 2
101 14.09.1974 3 - 1 Queens Park Rangers (H) Division One (old) 2
102 18.09.1974 2 - 1 Arsenal (H) League Cup 2 rep
103 21.09.1974 2 - 6 West Ham United (A) Division One (old) 2
104 28.09.1974 0 - 1 Coventry City (H) Division One (old)
105 05.10.1974 0 - 0 Luton Town (H) Division One (old)
106 08.10.1974 0 - 1 Middlesbrough (A) League Cup 3
107 12.10.1974 0 - 1 Derby County (A) Division One (old)
108 19.10.1974 3 - 0 Sheffield United (H) Division One (old) 2
109 26.10.1974 1 - 0 Newcastle United (A) Division One (old)
110 02.11.1974 1 - 0 Burnley (H) Division One (old)
111 09.11.1974 0 - 0 Chelsea (A) Division One (old)
112 16.11.1974 1 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur (H) Division One (old)
113 23.11.1974 1 - 4 Manchester City (A) Division One (old)
114 30.11.1974 0 - 1 Stoke City (A) Division One (old)
115 07.12.1974 0 - 2 Everton (H) Division One (old)
116 10.12.1974 0 - 3 Middlesbrough (A) Division One (old)
117 14.12.1974 0 - 0 Arsenal (A) Division One (old)
118 20.12.1974 0 - 1 Ipswich Town (H) Division One (old)
119 26.12.1974 2 - 4 Queens Park Rangers (A) Division One (old)
120 28.12.1974 0 - 2 Leeds United (H) Division One (old)
121 04.01.1975 3 - 1 Oxford United (H) FA Cup 3 1
122 11.01.1975 0 - 3 Everton (A) Division One (old)
123 18.01.1975 1 - 1 Stoke City (H) Division One (old)
124 25.01.1975 3 - 2 Leatherhead (A) FA Cup 4
125 01.02.1975 1 - 1 Chelsea (H) Division One (old)
126 08.02.1975 0 - 2 Burnley (A) Division One (old)
127 15.02.1975 0 - 0 Arsenal (A) FA Cup 5
128 19.02.1975 1 - 1 Arsenal (H) FA Cup 5 rep
129 22.02.1975 3 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur (A) Division One (old) 1
130 24.02.1975 0 - 1 Arsenal (H) FA Cup 5 rep 2
131 01.03.1975 1 - 0 Carlisle United (A) Division One (old) 1
132 08.03.1975 1 - 0 Manchester City (H) Division One (old)
133 15.03.1975 2 - 2 Coventry City (A) Division One (old) 1
134 19.03.1975 1 - 1 Liverpool (H) Division One (old) 1
135 22.03.1975 3 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Division One (old)
136 29.03.1975 1 - 2 Ipswich Town (A) Division One (old) 1
137 31.03.1975 2 - 2 Leeds United (A) Division One (old)
138 01.04.1975 3 - 0 West Ham United (H) Division One (old) 1
139 05.04.1975 4 - 0 Newcastle United (H) Division One (old) 1
140 09.04.1975 1 - 0 Middlesbrough (H) Division One (old) 1
141 12.04.1975 0 - 3 Luton Town (A) Division One (old)
142 19.04.1975 0 - 0 Derby County (H) Division One (old)
143 26.04.1975 0 - 4 Sheffield United (A) Division One (old)
144 23.08.1975 0 - 3 Newcastle United (A) Division One (old)
145 27.08.1975 1 - 1 Stoke City (H) Division One (old)
146 30.08.1975 1 - 1 Liverpool (H) Division One (old)
147 06.09.1975 1 - 1 Arsenal (A) Division One (old)
148 09.09.1975 1 - 1 Portsmouth (A) League Cup 2
149 13.09.1975 3 - 3 West Ham United (H) Division One (old) 1
150 20.09.1975 0 - 2 Norwich City (A) Division One (old)
151 23.09.1975 0 - 1 Queens Park Rangers (A) Division One (old)
152 27.09.1975 0 - 3 Coventry City (H) Division One (old)
153 04.10.1975 0 - 0 Manchester United (A) Division One (old)
154 08.10.1975 2 - 1 Lincoln City (H) League Cup 3
155 11.10.1975 0 - 0 Middlesbrough (H) Division One (old)
156 18.10.1975 1 - 1 Ipswich Town (A) Division One (old)
157 25.10.1975 2 - 3 Tottenham Hotspur (H) Division One (old)
158 08.11.1975 3 - 2 Burnley (H) Division One (old)
159 11.11.1975 0 - 2 Burnley (A) League Cup 4
160 15.11.1975 2 - 1 Sheffield United (A) Division One (old)
161 22.11.1975 0 - 0 Ipswich Town (H) Division One (old)
162 29.11.1975 1 - 1 Aston Villa (A) Division One (old) 1
163 06.12.1975 2 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Division One (old) 1
164 13.12.1975 1 - 0 Newcastle United (H) Division One (old)
165 20.12.1975 1 - 2 Birmingham City (A) Division One (old)
166 26.12.1975 2 - 1 Derby County (H) Division One (old) 1
167 27.12.1975 0 - 4 Leeds United (A) Division One (old)
168 03.01.1976 3 - 0 Sheffield United (H) FA Cup 3
169 10.01.1976 1 - 1 West Ham United (A) Division One (old)
170 17.01.1976 2 - 1 Arsenal (H) Division One (old)
171 24.01.1976 1 - 0 Bury (H) FA Cup 4
172 31.01.1976 1 - 0 Manchester City (H) Division One (old)
173 07.02.1976 2 - 1 Stoke City (A) Division One (old) 1
174 14.02.1976 1 - 2 Manchester United (H) FA Cup 5
175 17.02.1976 0 - 1 Burnley (A) Division One (old)
176 21.02.1976 1 - 1 Sheffield United (H) Division One (old)
177 25.02.1976 0 - 1 Queens Park Rangers (H) Division One (old)
178 28.02.1976 1 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur (A) Division One (old)
179 06.03.1976 1 - 0 Everton (H) Division One (old) 1
180 13.03.1976 1 - 0 Middlesbrough (A) Division One (old)
181 20.03.1976 2 - 2 Aston Villa (H) Division One (old)
182 27.03.1976 2 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Division One (old) 1
183 03.04.1976 2 - 0 Coventry City (A) Division One (old)
184 06.04.1976 0 - 1 Liverpool (A) Division One (old)
185 10.04.1976 0 - 0 Norwich City (H) Division One (old)
186 17.04.1976 2 - 2 Derby County (A) Division One (old)
187 20.04.1976 2 - 1 Leeds United (H) Division One (old) 2
188 24.04.1976 2 - 1 Manchester United (H) Division One (old)
189 21.08.1976 2 - 2 Manchester City (H) Division One (old)
190 24.08.1976 0 - 0 Sunderland (A) Division One (old)
191 28.08.1976 0 - 0 West Ham United (A) Division One (old)
192 01.09.1976 0 - 1 Wrexham (A) League Cup 2
193 04.09.1976 1 - 1 Everton (H) Division One (old) 1
194 11.09.1976 0 - 0 Ipswich Town (A) Division One (old)
195 18.09.1976 2 - 2 Queens Park Rangers (H) Division One (old)
196 29.09.1976 1 - 0 Stoke City (H) Division One (old) 1
197 02.10.1976 1 - 1 Coventry City (A) Division One (old) 1
198 16.10.1976 1 - 0 Bristol City (A) Division One (old) 1
199 23.10.1976 4 - 1 Arsenal (H) Division One (old) 1
200 27.10.1976 0 - 1 Liverpool (H) Division One (old)
201 30.10.1976 1 - 0 Middlesbrough (A) Division One (old) 1
202 06.11.1976 1 - 1 Norwich City (H) Division One (old) 1
203 09.11.1976 1 - 5 Liverpool (A) Division One (old) 1
204 20.11.1976 1 - 1 Manchester United (H) Division One (old)
205 27.11.1976 2 - 2 Leeds United (A) Division One (old) 1
206 04.12.1976 2 - 6 Birmingham City (H) Division One (old) 1
207 11.12.1976 2 - 2 West Bromwich Albion (A) Division One (old)
208 18.12.1976 2 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur (H) Division One (old)
209 27.12.1976 0 - 1 Derby County (A) Division One (old)
210 01.01.1977 2 - 3 Norwich City (A) Division One (old)
211 08.01.1977 0 - 1 Aston Villa (H) FA Cup 3
212 15.01.1977 2 - 0 Sunderland (H) Division One (old)
213 22.01.1977 0 - 5 Manchester City (A) Division One (old)
214 05.02.1977 2 - 0 West Ham United (H) Division One (old) 1
215 12.02.1977 2 - 1 Everton (A) Division One (old)
216 19.02.1977 1 - 0 Ipswich Town (H) Division One (old)
217 26.02.1977 2 - 3 Queens Park Rangers (A) Division One (old)
218 05.03.1977 1 - 1 Aston Villa (H) Division One (old)
219 12.03.1977 3 - 1 Coventry City (H) Division One (old) 1
220 15.03.1977 3 - 3 Middlesbrough (H) Division One (old) 1
221 19.03.1977 1 - 0 Stoke City (A) Division One (old) 1
222 26.03.1977 0 - 0 Bristol City (H) Division One (old)
223 02.04.1977 0 - 3 Arsenal (A) Division One (old)
224 09.04.1977 0 - 0 Newcastle United (A) Division One (old)
225 12.04.1977 1 - 1 Derby County (H) Division One (old)
226 16.04.1977 1 - 1 Manchester United (A) Division One (old)
227 30.04.1977 1 - 1 Birmingham City (A) Division One (old)
228 04.05.1977 1 - 0 Newcastle United (H) Division One (old)
229 07.05.1977 0 - 5 West Bromwich Albion (H) Division One (old)
230 14.05.1977 0 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur (A) Division One (old)
231 16.05.1977 0 - 1 Leeds United (H) Division One (old)
232 20.08.1977 0 - 0 Manchester City (A) Division One (old)
233 24.08.1977 1 - 0 West Ham United (H) Division One (old)
234 27.08.1977 0 - 0 Bristol City (H) Division One (old)
235 30.08.1977 0 - 2 Portsmouth (A) League Cup 2
236 03.09.1977 0 - 3 Queens Park Rangers (A) Division One (old)
237 10.09.1977 1 - 5 Everton (H) Division One (old)
238 17.09.1977 1 - 2 Arsenal (A) Division One (old) 1
239 24.09.1977 0 - 3 Nottingham Forest (H) Division One (old)

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Huddersfield Town Unknown August 1972
OUT  Bolton Wanderers Unknown September 1977
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