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Full Name: Frederick Black (also known as Dai)
Came from: Defiance Went to: Retired
First game: 07 October 1905 Last game: 25 March 1911
Appearances: 41 (41/0) Goals: 0
Black was born in Torpoint in 1881 and played for local sides Torpoint Triumph and Defiance for several seasons before joining Argyle FC in 1901. He played for Argyle's Wednesday side prior to the club turning professional and also represented Devon County many times. An engine-fitter by trade, Black remained with Argyle as an amateur after the club turned professional and played regularly for the reserves, helping out the first team when a need arose at the full-back position.
In 1906 he played for the New London Pilgrims on a tour of Austria and Hungary, alongside Clifton Pethick, and the 1906-07 Argyle handbook describes him as "an amateur back far above the ordinary. Keen, dashing and plucky, possessing a thorough knowledge of the full-back game". Commonly known as 'Dai', Black signed on as a professional in 1907-08 and continued to serve the club until the outbreak of war in 1914, although his final first team appearance had come more than three years earlier.
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