Walsall player 75. Frank Leslie Talbot

 Frank Leslie Talbot
Date of birth 3 August 1910
Place of birth Hednesford, England

Date of death 5 December 1983 (aged 73)
Place of death Alkmaar, Netherlands

Playing position Inside forward

Les Talbot picture from Google images

Senior career
Years                                            Team                          Apps            (Gls)
?–1930                                Hednesford Town                    ?                (?)
1930–1936                          Blackburn Rovers                 90               (20)
1936–1939                          Cardiff City                            94                (21)
1939–1947                          Walsall                                  18                 (4)
Teams managed
1949–1961 RC Heemstede

1961–1962 Be Quick 1887

1962–1966 DWS

1966–1967 Heracles Almelo

1967–1968 AZ Alkmaar

1968–1969 DWS

1969–1972 FC Eindhoven
Frank Leslie “Les” Talbot (3 August 1910 – 5 December 1983) was an English professional footballer. He was born in Hednesford,Staffordshire.
Talbot began his career playing non-league football for his hometown side Hednesford Town before signing for Blackburn Rovers in 1930. Several years later he secured a first team place in the side, but was sold to Cardiff City in 1936 as part of a two player deal which saw Albert Pinxton also travel to Ninian Park. At the time of his signing the club had been in decline over the five previous seasons, but Talbot was part of the side that managed to improve the club’s fortunes. In 1939 he was sold to Walsall, but the outbreak of World War II meant he only played one season for the club, the 1946-47 season, before retiring. During the war he also guested for Bath City. Following his retirement he remained active in football as a coach, including working in the Netherlands from 1949 to the early 1970s. In 1953 and 1964 he became with respectively Racing Club Heemstede (RCH) and Door Wilskracht Sterk (DWS) champion of the Netherlands.
Talbot died in December 1983 at a hospital in Alkmaar, the Netherlands.


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