Frank Clempson

Frank Clempson (27 May 1930 – 24 December 1970) was an English professional footballer born in Salford who played in The Football League for three clubs. He was part of the Manchester United squad when they won the First Division title in 1951–52.

Frank Clempson
Personal information
Full name Frank Clempson
Date of birth (1930-05-27)27 May 1930
Place of birth Salford, England
Date of death 24 December 1970(1970-12-24) (aged 40)
Place of death Worsley, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position(s) Forward
Wing half
Youth career
Adelphi Boys Club
1948 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1953 Manchester United 15 (2)
1953–1959 Stockport County 246 (35)
1959–1961 Chester 67 (8)
1961–63 Hyde United ? (?)
Teams managed
1961–63 Hyde United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Clempson, who played as both a forward[1] and a wing half,[2] turned professional with Manchester United in September 1948. He made his debut for the club in 1950 against Sunderland[1] and went on to make 15 league appearances for the club. Eight of these came in 1951–52, when United were champions of England.

In February 1953, Clempson moved to Stockport County, where he played regularly for six years. He was selected to play for the Third Division North representative side in 1954–55. In the summer of 1959, Clempson joined Chester, where his former Manchester United colleague Stan Pearson was manager. Clempson was installed as captain[2] and played for two years before leaving to become player-manager of Hyde United.[3] His signings included his Chester teammate, Billy Foulkes, who played for Newcastle United and Wales.[3]


Manchester United


  • Sumner, Chas (1997). On the Borderline: The Official History of Chester City F.C. 1885-1997. Yore Publications. ISBN 978-1-874427-52-0.


  1. ^ a b "Frank Clempson". Retrieved 15 September 2008.
  2. ^ a b Sumner (1997), p. 72
  3. ^ a b Sumner (1997), p. 73

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