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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
    Season 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

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

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