Fred Warburton

Frederick Warburton (1880–1948)[1] was an English football player and manager active in the early part of the twentieth century.

Fred Warburton
Personal information
Full name Frederick Warburton
Date of birth 8 August 1880 [1]
Place of birth Little Bolton, Lancashire, England[1]
Date of death November 29, 1948(1948-11-29) (aged 68)
Place of death Lancashire, England
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1904–1905 Bolton Wanderers 1 (0)
1905 Bryn Central
1905–1907 Bury 11 (5)
1907–1908 Swindon Town 24 (9)
1908–1909 Plymouth Argyle 34 (1)
Accrington Stanley
Teams managed
1910 Amsterdamsche FC
Hercules Utrecht
1913–1935 HVV Den Haag
1919–1923 Netherlands
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Playing career

Warburton played football professionally in England at the turn of the century. He played one game for Bolton Wanderers and then after slipping into the non-League with Bryn Central, he played for Bury for two seasons, registering five goals in 11 appearances from a position of inside forward. He later played in the Southern Football League for Swindon Town[2] and Plymouth Argyle[1] before playing for Accrington Stanley and Morecambe.[3]

Coaching career

Warburton managed the Dutch national team from 1919 to 1923.[4]

Warburton was in charge of the team at the 1920 Summer Olympics, winning a bronze medal.[5]

Personal life

Warburton's sons Joe and George were also professional footballers.[1]


  1. "Fred Warburton". Greens on Screen.
  2. "Swindon Town players".
  3. Football League Players Records 1888–1939 by Michael Joyce, SoccerData, 2004
  4. Nick Harris and Chris Maume (18 December 2007). "A winning coach from overseas is no foreign concept". The Independent. Retrieved 22 June 2009.
  5. "Netherlands 1920 Summer Olympics Squad". FIFA. Retrieved 22 June 2009.
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