412 Frank Varney

Biography

Left sided defender John Francis “Frank” Varney was born in Oxford and played for Oxford City and the Royal Air Force representative team prior to joining Hull City as an amateur in August 1949. Once demobilised in December 1949 Varney joined City’s professional ranks, but was held in reserve behind the impressive array of defensive talents assembled by manager Raich Carter. In October 1950 an injury crisis in Carter’s newly promoted squad gave Varney his first team chance in an away fixture at Maine Road, the home of Manchester City, in front of 45,000 supporters – quite a baptism! He made further appearances intermittently during the remainder of that season but was not retained by the Tigers in the 1951 close season.

In May 1951 Varney joined Lincoln City where he spent two seasons, made a further 20 league appearances and won a Division Three North champions medal in May 1952. Varney married and had a son in Hull in 1953, a year later he joined Oxford United, a Southern League side at the time, where he played a further two seasons. He stayed in the Oxford area after his football career ended.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 27 November 1929, Oxford
Hull City First Game: 28 October 1950, Manchester City A (Division Two), 20 years, 335 days old
Hull City Final Game: 7 April 1951, Queens Park Rangers A (Division Two), 21 years, 131 days old

Clubs

Oxford City, Hull City (1949-1951), Lincoln City (1951-1953), Oxford United (1954-1956)

Hull City Record

Career: 10 apps, 0 goals

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