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Frank Moss (17 April 1895 – 15 September 1965) was an English professional football wing half who made over 250 appearances in the Football League for Aston Villa.[1] He was capped by England at international level and represented the Football League XI.[3]


After beginning his career in local Birmingham football,[4] Moss joined First Division club Aston Villa for a £250 fee in February 1914 and made two appearances during the 1914–15 season,[2] but he had to wait until after the First World War before he could resume his career.[2] He captained the club and was a part of the Villa teams which won the 1919–20 FA Cup and finished runners-up in 1923–24.[2][3] After a dispute over a testimonial and a ban from the FA, Moss departed Villa Park in January 1929, after making 255 appearances and scoring 9 goals for the club.[3][2] He finished the 1928–29 season with First Division club Cardiff City and left to join Birmingham Combination club Bromsgrove Rovers as player-manager for the 1929–30 season.[3] Moss finished his career with Worcester City.[3]

Personal life

Moss was married and had four of children, two of whom would become footballers – Amos and Frank Jr.[3] In November 1915, 15 months since Britain's entry into the First World War, Moss enlisted as a private in the Lincolnshire Regiment.[2] He saw action during the Third Battle of Ypres and wounds to his left knee saw him sent back to Britain to be a physical training instructor.[2] Moss finished the war with the rank of corporal.[5] As of 1939, Moss was the licenced victualler of a hostelry in Worcester.[3]


Aston Villa

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