Kemp, Fred

Fred Kemp

Fred Kemp

Clubs played for: Wolverhampton Wanderers, Southampton, Blackpool, Halifax Town, Hereford United. (1964-1974)

Born: 1946

Birthplace: Salerno, Italy

Position: Half-back

Biography: Still lives in Wolverhampton was an office equipment salesman, but has spent over 20 years working for his daughter's interiors business in Dudley.

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Kemp, Fred I remember Fred well, he went to Vincent Thompson school and was a year older than me. He lived in Bonville Close and I used to live in Thornpark Rise. Fred was the best player our school had and in those days the arch rivals were Ladysmith school. Great days, to think you went to Wolverhampton, and I returned to my birthplace in Bedworth near Coventry. I hope you are keeping well in these unsafe times Freddie. Kind regards Pete Jackson
29-12-21 Peter Jackson

Kemp, Fred I saw Fred Kemp playing at centre forward regularly in the reserves. He was incredibly skilful, scoring one goal by flicking over the centre backs heads and rounding the keeper to roll the ball into the empty net. He took his chance to play brilliantly and energetically in midfield, stealing limelight from certain established players. Saints did not get the best out of him.
26-10-21 Ed James

Kemp, Fred Played for a team called Juventus in Exeter at Barton Fields 1959 with Fred. My memory is that we played about 6 games, had 8 or 9 players and still managed to beat the opponents.
03-01-21 Paul Davies

Kemp I remember seeing David Kemp driving through Southsea in a bright yellow Triumph Stag and being very envious. Dream car and dream job!
25-07-20 Pompey Pete

Kemp, Fred Great 100percent competitor Why did saints let him go

Kemp, Fred Loved Fred Kemp. All action. Kept Hugh Fisher out one season scoring some great goals, then we sold him! Never knew why.

Kemp, Fred I spent many happy days watching Southampton in the old first division. Fred was my favourite player despite what Terry Paine said.Thank you Fred for so much pleasure and that tippy toe style.

Kemp, Fred Fred was my favourite player at Southampton. He used to work his socks off every game, just great to watch. I hope he is well and looking forward to retirement. Regards from a Reading fan.

Kemp, Fred Freddie Kemp was our next door neighbour at Bonville Close Exeter. He was always great with us young boys. I remember him being very stylish - Italian mum. I think I remember he was transferred to Blackpool when they were in the First Division for ????45000 - a fortune. Freddie started with a bang - I think they made him captain. We were very young - didn't know too much of his football but he really was a great with us kids. Fred somewhere we have a picture of my younger brother Mike sat on your knee! Really fond regards Fred. David Shoulder

Kemp, Fred In the 60's I worked with Fred in the close season, we both worked together in a timber shop in Southampton, he spent may evenings at the Top Rank suite, we used to get together for a drink! happy days!

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