Freddy Tunstall Forward (36-46) Former Sheffield United and
England winger. Made seven appearances for England between 1923 and 1925 and
was England captain for matches against Canada and France.
Scored the only goal in the 1925 FA Cup Final when Sheffield United beat
Cardiff City at Wembley Stadium in front of 91,763 fans. He went to Sheffield
United from Scunthorpe in 1922 for £1,000 and later from Sheffield
United to Halifax Town. He is arguably the most famous player ever to pull on
a United shirt. He became player manager after the war and then manager for
two spells, in between which he was the trainer. His career with Boston lasted
from 1936 until he retired as "trainer", aged 65 in 1962, before coming out of
retirement to manage the club for a season whilst they played in the Boston &
District League in 1964/5. He is Boston's longest serving manager - having
been in charge for a total of almost 10 seasons over the years. He was revered
in Sheffield so much so that "fetch Tunstall" was still the cry in the early
sixties if a home player missed a penalty. His shot was so hard that legend
has it that if he hit the old wooden crossbar on a Saturday afternoon at
Bramall Lane (home of Sheffield United), the residents would claim they
couldn't sleep on Saturday nights because the woodwork was still creaking!
Born 28/5/1897 in Gravesend. Died 1971.