Player #382

Appearances:

31

Starts:

31

Goals:

13

Seasons:

4

Frank Shell
Frank Shell

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Frank Shell
Frank Shell

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Frank Shell

Position

Forward

From

1937-38

To

1946-47

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Frank Shell

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

24
25
32
33

Division

D2
D1
FLS
D1

Appearances

31
27
4
0
0

Starts

31
27
4
0
0

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0

Goals

13
13
0
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

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Francis Harry Shell

Birth Date

Tuesday, 2 January 1912

Birth Place

Hackney, London

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Ford Sports

From

For

Free

On

May 1937

Previous Clubs

1930-36 Barking Town |
1936-37 Ford Sports, Dagenham |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Birmingham

For

Free

On

September 1946

Subsequent Clubs

1946 Birmingham City |
1946-47 Hereford United |
1947-48 Mansfield Town |
1948 Stafford Rangers |
1949 Hinckley Athletic |

Frank Shell
Frank Shell

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Frank Shell
Frank Shell

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Villa Career

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

1937-39 Free, 31 | 13 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Jimmy Hogan |
Alex Massie |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 18 September 1937

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 18 September 1937

Sheffield Wednesday (a), Division Two

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 11 December 1937

Final Appearance

Saturday, 21 January 1939

Preston North End (a), FA Cup

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 21 January 1939

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

20 July 1988, Aged 75

Frank Shell

Player #382 for Aston Villa, Francis Harry Shell, known as Frank Shell, played as a forward for the club.

Frank played for Villa between 1937-38 and 1938-39making 31 appearances and scoring 13 goals.

Frank was born in Hackney on 2 January 1912 and made his debut appearance for Villa on the 18 September 1937 aged 25.

Villa had signed Frank from Ford Sports (Dagenham) in May 1937.

Frank was most prolific in his debut season with the club, hitting 8 goals in 20 appearances as Villa won the Second Division Championship and gained promotion back to the top flight after two seasons away.

That season, Frank, also helped Villa reach the FA Cup semi final scoring 5 goals in 7 appearances.

The following season Frank would only make 4 appearances for Villa in Division One and with the outbreak of WW2 and suspension of league football Frank would only reappear for Villa 4 times in the 1945-46 post war regional league having played his final game of league football proper on 21 January 1939.

Frank moved to the newly renamed Birmingham City in September 1946.

Frank had played under managers Jimmy Hogan and Alex Massie.

Frank passed away in Axminster on 20th July 1988 aged 76.