Player #259

Appearances:

283

Starts:

283

Goals:

9

Seasons:

11

Frank Moss
Frank Moss

Source: Football card #7 Frank Moss issued by the Amalgamated Press for Triumph under the English League Footer Captains series, 1926.

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Frank Moss
Frank Moss

Source: Football card #7 Frank Moss issued by the Amalgamated Press for Triumph under the English League Footer Captains series, 1926.

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Frank Moss

Position

Centre Back

From

1914-15

To

1928-29

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Frank Moss

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

19
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

283
2
18
36
41
33
38
22
34
37
20
2

Starts

283
2
18
36
41
33
38
22
43
37
20
2

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

9
0
0
1
3
2
0
2
0
1
0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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Frank Moss

Birth Date

Wednesday, 17 April 1895

Birth Place

Aston, Birmingham

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Walsall

From

For

Free

On

February 1914

Previous Clubs

Burlington Street School |
Aston Manor |
Walsall |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Cardiff City

For

£2,500

On

August 1928

Subsequent Clubs

Cardiff City |

Frank Moss
Frank Moss

Source: Football card #7 Frank Moss issued by the Amalgamated Press for Triumph under the English League Footer Captains series, 1926.

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Frank Moss
Frank Moss

Source: Football card #7 Frank Moss issued by the Amalgamated Press for Triumph under the English League Footer Captains series, 1926.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1915-28 Aston Villa, Free, 283 | 9 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Billy Smith led Management Committee |

First Squad Appearance

Monday, 5 April 1915

Debut Appearance

Monday, 5 April 1915

Notts County (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 16 April 1921

Final Appearance

Monday, 27 August 1928

Manchester United (h), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Monday, 27 August 1928

Honours

1919-20 FA Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

England

Died

15 September 1965, Aged 70

Frank Moss

Player #259 for Aston Villa, Frank Moss played as a centre back for the club.

Frank played for Villa between 1914-15 and 1928-29 making 283 appearances.

Frank was born in Aston, less than a mile from Villa Park, on 17th April 1895 and he made his debut appearance for Villa on the 5th April 1915 aged 19.

Villa had signed Frank from Walsall in February 1914.

Like many footballers of the period, Frank’s career was interrupted by the Great War. Frank joined the Lincolnshire Regiment as a Private but suffered a severe knee injury in the 3rd battle of Ypres which led to his re-deployment as a PT instructor back home gaining promotion to the rank of Corporal.

During his time with Villa, Frank won the FA Cup in 1919-20 however despite being a first team regular of obvious talent he couldn’t help Villa finish higher than a single 3rd place, which came in his final season 1928-29.

Frank did have the honour of being made Villa captain and also served as England captain, winning 5 caps.

Frank played his last game for Villa on the 27th August 1928 before moving to Cardiff City a few days later for a fee of £2,500.

Frank played the bulk of his career under the George Ramsay led Management Committee and latterly the same structure led by Billy Smith.

Frank’s move to Cardiff wasn’t the end of his contribution to Villa however as his sons, Frank Jr and Amos went on to be important players for Villa in the inter war and post war periods.

Frank Sr played out his footballing career with Worcester City before becoming landlord of a Worcester pub in 1939.

Frank passed away in Worcester on 15th September 1965 aged 70.