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Frank Kopel

Frank Kopel

Clubs played for: Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Dundee United, Arbroath, Forfar Athletic (1964-1984)

Born: 1949

Birthplace: Falkirk, Scotland

Position: Left-back

Biography: Spotted by United chief scout Joe Armstrong, he arrived at Old Trafford from his native Scotland as a 15 year old. The Scottish school boy international was converted into a full back, he made his debut as a sub against Burnley and a month later in October 1967, he made his first start against Nottingham Forest in place of Tony Dunne. But with chances limited, he was sold to Blackburn Rovers for £25,000 just before his 20th birthday. He had a spell on the coaching staff of Dundee United where he is regarded as a club legend, and he was also assistant manager of both Arbroath and Forfar where his son Scott played. He ran a business before becoming sales manager for a radio station, and now lives in Angus.

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Kopel, Frank I saw an item on a TV programme about caring for members of families. It featured Frank's wife who cared for Frank in the last years of his life as he had Alzheimer's Disease
09-09-20 Braham Barnett

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