Full name: Frederick George "Fred" Spackman
Born: 1878 in Maidstone, Kent, Great Britain
Died: May 30, 1942 in Bromley, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Upton Park FC, London (GBR) / Fulham FC, Fulham (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Fred Spackman played at inside-right for Upton Park in the 1900 Olympics. The East Ham Echo, which was one of the few newspapers to carry a report of the match, rated him one of the outstanding players on the team. An amateur with Fulham FC, Spackman regularly joined Upton Park for the club’s tours of continental Europe in the early years of the 20th century. His career began at Queens Park Rangers and Wandsworth FC before he, and his brother Harry, joined Fulham in the middle of the 1899-1900 season. Spackman made 53 Southern League appearances during his time at Fulham and won a Second Division winners medal in 1902-03. As well as his prowess at football he was also an accomplished cricketer, swimmer, runner and tennis player.
He made a career in the newspaper industry and worked as a proof reader for The Times newspaper for half a century until death in 1942.
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