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Walden: Frederick Ingram (Fanny)

1915-1916 (Leeds City War-time Guest Player Details)

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Born: Wellingborough: 01-03-1888

Debut: v Derby County (a): 04-09-1915

5’2” Weight Unknown (1914)

Walden was an all-round sportsman and represented England at football and played cricket for Northamptonshire. He was the smallest footballer ever to represent Egland and his nickname was derived from the custom of calling anyone of dainty physique, ‘Fanny’. He started his football career in his native town with White Cross, All Saints, Rodwell, and Wellingborough before joining Southern League Northampton Town. He represented the Southern League on three occasions and his reputation grew until he was sold to First Division Tottenham Hotspur for a then record £1,700 in April 1913. Before the First World War intervened he had scored six goals, including one from the penalty spot, in sixty-nine League appearances and had added another three goals in five F.A. Cup appearances. He could not, however, stop Tottenham finishing bottom in the last season before the Football League games were suspended by the First World War. He had gained his first England Cap on 4th April 1914 in a 1-3 defeat by Scotland at Hampden Park in front of a crowd of 105,000. During the War he guested with Leeds City in 1915-16 when he was ever-present in both the Principal and Subsidiary Competitions, but only guested twice more in the following season. When the Football League recommenced in 1919-20 Tottenham won the Second Division Championship with Walden scoring four times in thirty-one appearances. He played four more seasons at White Hart Lane and added a further eleven goals in one hundred and fourteen League games and one goal in seventeen F.A. Cup games, but missed a medal, when Hotspur won the F.A. Cup in 1921, through injury. In total he scored twenty-one goals, including one from a penalty, in two hundred and fourteen League appearances and four goals in twenty-two F.A. Cup games with Tottenham. He represented the Football League once and gained his second and Final England Cap on 13th March 1922 in front of 30,000 at Anfield in a 1-0 win over Wales. He returned to the then Third Division South Northampton Town in July 1924 and scored once in twenty League games and played one F.A. Cup game. He played two hundred and fifty-eight times for Northamptonshire C.C., scoring over seven thousand runs and taking over one hundred wickets. He later became a cricket umpire and officiated in two hundred and twelve first-class matches and eleven Test matches. He died on 3rd May 1949 at Northampton aged sixty-one.

War-time Guest AppearancesGoals
Principal Tournament 281
Subsidiary Tournament 101
Total 382