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1. Came from: Essa Went to: Reading
1. First game: 11 February 1905 Last game: 01 February 1908
2. Came from: Reading Went to: Swansea Town
2. First game: 01 September 1909 Last game: 01 May 1915
Appearances: 248 (248/0) Goals: 93
Burch, born in Plymouth in 1886, played for St Budeaux and Essa before joining Argyle in 1904. Primarily an outside-right, he could play in a number of forward positions and was described as being "always a trier" by the Argyle handbook.
Burch made just one appearance in his first two seasons with the club but gradually forced his way into the side, becoming a regular member of the team towards the end of the 1906/07 season. After losing his place at the end of the following campaign however, he moved on to Reading and spent a single season there before returning to Home Park. From 1909 to 1915 he was a consistent and highly valued member of the Argyle first team and his career peaked in 1912/13 when his 30 goals in 37 appearances made him the top scorer in the Southern League.
The outbreak of war interrupted Burch's career but he was still on Argyle's books when hostilities ceased. However he made no more appearances for the club before joining Swansea Town in 1919.
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From Jon Gibbes in Torquay on 10/10/2018 ...
Fred played for Torquay United in the 1921/22 and 1922/23 seasons.
APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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