Fred Earp

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Fred Earp
Personal information
Full name Frederick William Earp
Date of birth 1860
Place of birth Nottingham
Date of death 1948 (aged 8788)
Senior career*
1878–1885 Nottingham Forest 0 (0)
Teams managed
1909–1912 Nottingham Forest
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Frederick William Earp was a footballer who played for Nottingham Forest between 1878 and 1885 and then went on to manage the club. [1] He was the elder brother of Martin (Jack) Earp who also played for the club.


Earp appeared for the North in a North v South representative match on 6 March 1880 at the Oval Cricket Ground. [2]

The 1879 Football Annual described Earp as a very pretty and effective wing player, dribbles with great skill and very difficult to remove from the ball. [2]

Fred Earp played for the Forest team that won the Wednesbury Cup on 19 May 1883. [1]

Earp was Manager of Nottingham Forest between 1909 and 1912.

Career statistics

As a Player

Club [1] SeasonFA Cup
Nottingham Forest 1878-7940
Career total173

Fred Earp also played in numerous Friendlies including the Wednesbury Cup and the Notts County Cup. There was no league at the time to play in.

As a Manager

Managerial record by team and tenure
Nottingham Forest 19091912120352659029.2

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  1. 1 2 3 Smales, Ken (2006). Nottingham Forest The Official Statistical History. Pineapple Books.
  2. 1 2 "Fred William Earp". England's Oldest Football Clubs. Retrieved 21 November 2019.