Player #388

Appearances:

31

Starts:

31

Goals:

14

Seasons:

1

Frank O'Donnell
Frank O'Donnell

Source: Football card #7 Frank O'Donnell (Blackpool) issued by R & J Hill LTD under the Famous Footballers series, 1939.

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Frank O'Donnell
Frank O'Donnell

Source: Football card #7 Frank O'Donnell (Blackpool) issued by R & J Hill LTD under the Famous Footballers series, 1939.

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Frank O'Donnell

Position

Centre Forward

From

1938-39

To

1938-39

IMAGE CREDIT

Frank O'Donnell

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

27

Division

D1

Appearances

31
31

Starts

31
31

Substitute

0
0

Unused

0
0

Goals

14
14

*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

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Francis Joseph O'Donnell

Birth Date

Thursday, 31 August 1911

Birth Place

Buckhaven, Fife

Birth Country

Scotland

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Blackpool

From

For

£10,500

On

November 1938

Previous Clubs

Wellesley Juniors |
1930-35 Glasgow Celtic |
1935-37 Preston North End |
1937-38 Blackpool |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Nottingham Forest

For

Free

On

1939

Subsequent Clubs

1946-47 Nottingham Forest |
1947 Raith Rovers |
Buxton |

Frank O'Donnell
Frank O'Donnell

Source: Football card #7 Frank O'Donnell (Blackpool) issued by R & J Hill LTD under the Famous Footballers series, 1939.

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Frank O'Donnell
Frank O'Donnell

Source: Football card #7 Frank O'Donnell (Blackpool) issued by R & J Hill LTD under the Famous Footballers series, 1939.

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Villa Career

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

1938-39 Aston Villa, £10.5k, 31 | 14 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Jimmy Hogan |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 12 November 1938

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 12 November 1938

Stoke City (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 19 November 1938

Final Appearance

Saturday, 6 May 1939

Middlesbrough (h), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 6 May 1939

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Scotland

Died

4 September 1952, Aged 41

Frank O'Donnell

Player #388 for Aston Villa, Francis Joseph O’Donnell, known as Frank O’Donnell, played as a centre forward for the club.

Frank played for Villa in 1938-39 making 31 appearances and scoring 14 goals.

Frank was born in Buckhaven, Fife, Scotland on 31 August 1911 and made his debut appearance for Villa on the 12 November 1938 aged 27.

Villa had signed Frank from Blackpool for a fee of £10,500 in November 1938 - the second highest fee Villa had ever paid out after the £10,775 splashed out on Jimmy Allen in June 1934.

Frank hit the ground running in his Villa career and ended the season with an excellent scoring rate of 14 goals in 29 league appearances.

Despite that Frank was allowed to leave the club for Nottingham Forest without adding to his appearances or goal tally of the 1938-39 season.

Frank played his final game on Saturday, 6 May 1939. Frank played under manager Jimmy Hogan.

Frank passed away in Macclesfield on 4th September 1952 aged just 41.