Frank Haydock

Frank Haydock (born 29 November 1940) is an English former footballer who played at centre-half for several clubs, including Manchester United, Charlton Athletic and Portsmouth. His brother, Billy, was also a professional footballer who played for Manchester City, Crewe Alexandra and Stockport County.

Frank Haydock
Personal information
Date of birth (1940-11-29) 29 November 1940 (age 79)
Place of birth Eccles, Lancashire, England
Height 6 ft 0.5 in (1.84 m)
Playing position(s) Centre-half
Youth career
1956–1957 Blackpool
1957–1959 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1963 Manchester United 6 (0)
1963–1965 Charlton Athletic 84 (4)
1965–1969 Portsmouth 72 (1)
1969–1970 Southend United 33 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Born in Eccles, Lancashire, Haydock began his football career as an amateur with Blackpool in 1956. A year later, he signed amateur forms with Manchester United, before turning professional in December 1959. He made his Manchester United debut on 20 August 1960, playing at centre half in a 3–1 home defeat to Blackburn Rovers. He also played in the same position in the next three matches, before the number 5 jersey was usurped, first by Ronnie Cope and then Bill Foulkes, a convert from right-back. It was more than a year before Haydock returned to the United first team, filling in for Foulkes for a home game against Birmingham City on 14 October 1961. He only made one more appearances for the first team after that, a 3–2 away defeat to Nottingham Forest on the final day of the 1962–63 Football League season.

Haydock was sold to Charlton Athletic for £10,000 in August 1963. He played for Charlton for two-and-a-half years, making 84 appearances and scoring four goals before a transfer to Portsmouth in December 1965. In a Portsmouth career spanning just over three years, Haydock made 72 appearances and scored one goal. He was then transferred to Southend United in February 1969, spending a year there before moving to Fleetwood.

External linksEdit

  • Profile at Neil Brown's Post-War Football League Players Database
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