Having it Large

This 1969 issue of The Football League Review features Frank Large on the cover, wearing the shirts from each of his league clubs.
It was unusual for a player to turn out for so many teams back then, though these days it is pretty common with the loan system used to full effect (Trevor Benjamin has clocked up twice as many clubs).

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Frank’s shirts are: Halifax Town, QPR, Northampton, Swindon, Carlisle, Oldham, Northampton, Leicester, Fulham, Northampton, and after this photo Frank moved to Chesterfield.
Frank was only at Filbert Street between November 1967 and June 1968 but he left a big impression with his bravery, his wholehearted performances and his goals, scoring 11 times in 32 appearances.  Especially memorable were his two goals in a dramatic 4-3 FA Cup victory over Manchester City at Filbert Street.
The big striker left City as part of the deal that brought Allan Clarke to Leicester and he was missed in a season that ended in relegation.
At the end of his much travelled career Frank retired to Ireland and sadly passed away in 2003 aged just 63.

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