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Freddie Cox

Freddie Cox

Clubs played for: Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, West Bromwich Albion. (1938-1953)

Born: 1920

Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire

Position: winger

Biography: In his playing days, was know as a tricky winger but the second world war interrupted his career. He joined the RAF and won the Distinguished Flying Cross as a fighter pilot. His spell as Pompey manager was not a great success, but he did fare better in charge of Gillingham and Bournemouth following his departure from Fratton Park in 1961. Eventually returned to Bournemouth to run his newsagents until his death in 1973. (Took Gillingham to the Fourth Division title in 1964)

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