Fred Morris (footballer, born 1929)

Fred Morris (15 June 1929 – 20 November 1998)[1] was a professional footballer who played as a winger. He played in the Football League for six clubs.

Fred Morris
Personal information
Full name Frederick William Morris
Date of birth (1929-06-15)15 June 1929
Place of birth Oswestry, England
Date of death 20 November 1998(1998-11-20) (aged 69)
Position(s) Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–1950 Oswestry Town
1950–1957 Walsall 213 (44)
1957–1958 Mansfield Town 56 (17)
1958–1960 Liverpool 47 (14)
1960–1961 Crewe Alexandra 8 (1)
1961 Gillingham 11 (1)
1961–1962 Chester 29 (3)
1962–? Altrincham
Oswestry Town
Teams managed
Oswestry Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Morris was born in Oswestry and began his playing career with non-league Oswestry Town before joining Walsall in May 1950.[1] He made more than 200 league appearances for the Walsall before moving to Mansfield Town in March 1957 for £1,500.[1] In May 1958, Morris moved again, joining the Division Two side Liverpool for £7,000.[2]

Morris was initially a regular at Anfield but he played in just one match after the arrival of Bill Shankly as manager in December 1959.[2] He spent the 1960–61 season with Crewe Alexandra and then Gillingham. He joined Chester in July 1961, playing more than half the games as the side finished bottom of the Football League.[1] At the end of the season he was released by the manager, Bill Lambton, and he joined Altrincham.[1] This was followed by a return to Oswestry Town, where he became manager.[1]

Away from football, Morris ran a building contractor's business and took over a garage in Oswestry.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Chas Sumner (1999). Chester City Official Review of the Season: 1998/99. pp. 90–91. ISBN 0-9537255-0-2.
  2. ^ a b "Fred Morris – Player Profile". Retrieved 17 January 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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