Player #527

Appearances:

184

Starts:

183

Goals:

3

Seasons:

7

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Fred Turnbull

Position

Centre Back

From

1967-68

To

1973-74

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Fred Turnbull

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

1967-68
1968-69
1969-70
1970-71
1971-72
1972-73
1973-74

Age*

21
22
23
24
25
26
27

Division

D2
D2
D2
D3
D3
D2
D2

Appearances

184
11
34
14
51
43
21
10

Starts

183
11
33
14
51
43
21
10

Substitute

1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

6
0
3
0
0
1
1
1

Goals

3
0
0
0
3
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

Frederick Turnbull

Birth Date

Wednesday, 28 August 1946

Birth Place

Wallsend-on-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Centre '64 FC

For

Free

On

Thursday, 1 September 1966

Previous Clubs

Youth Team

Loans Out

1969 Halifax Town |

Transfer Out

To

Retired

For

Released

On

Sunday, 30 June 1974

Subsequent Clubs

Retired |

Villa Career

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

1967-74 Aston Villa, Free, 183 (1) | 3 |

Played Under

Tommy Cummings |
Tommy Docherty |
Vic Crowe |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 30 September 1967

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 30 September 1967

Middlesbrough (a), Division Two

First Goal

Saturday, 14 November 1970

Final Appearance

Wednesday, 24 April 1974

Nottingham Forest (h), Division Two

Final Squad Appearance

Wednesday, 24 April 1974

Honours

1971-72 Third Division Champions |

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Fred Turnbull

Player #527 for Aston Villa, Frederick Turnbull known as Fred Turnbull played as a centre back for the club between 1967-68 and 1973-74 making 184 appearances and scoring 3 goals.

Fred had originally arrived at Villa for a two-month trial from Centre ’64 FC, Blyth in August 1966 but impressed sufficiently to be signed professional forms with the club midway through.

Fred was born in Wallsend-on-Tyne on 28 August 1946.

Fred made his full debut for Villa a year later on Saturday, 30 September 1967 at the age of 21 and went on to be a strong, regular presence in Villa’s back line.

As Villa’s form worsened under Tommy Cummings and Tommy Docherty, Fred kept at it and the arrival of the saviour Vic Crowe saw his promotion to first team regular being a virtual ever present on two occasions, a trusted defensive leader in an improving side that culminated in promotion to the second tier and a League Cup final appearance against First Division Tottenham in 1971.

For Fred however the Ron Saunders years would appear a cruel joke as injury ended his career under Vic Crowe in 1974 still aged just 27.

Fred made his final appearance for Villa on Wednesday, 24 April 1974 before retiring in July 1974.