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Frank Stapleton

Frank Stapleton

Clubs played for: Arsenal, Manchester United, Derby County, Blackburn Rovers, Aldershot, Huddersfield Town, Bradford City, Brighton. (1974-1994)

Born: 1956

Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland


Position: Forward

Biography: Republic of Ireland international and great header of the ball who was acquired from Arsenal for a tribunal set 900,000 in August 1981, almost a decade after he had an unsuccessful trial at Old Trafford. Frank Stapleton. He was bought to succeed Joe Jordan. He became a Fans' Favourite and helped the club to win two FA Cups in 1983 and 1985. He scored against Brighton and became the first player to score for different clubs in Wembley Finals. Soon after Brian McClair arrived at the club, he moved to Ajax on the recommendation of former team mate, Arnold Muhren. Managed at Bradford City, was QPR reserve team coach, then managed New England in the MLS. Was also a specialist coach at Bolton and is now a media pundit and after dinner speaker, living in Manchester.

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