Frank Penn

1896-1966

Frank Penn

A qualified engineer and mechanic who served with the Royal Fighting Corps in World War I, Frank Penn played for Fulham in the Victory Cup Final in April 1919 but despite being on the losing side was first choice for the next 12 season at Craven Cottage.

His only honour came when representing the Football Association against The Army in October 1926, but he did have a trial for England when he appeared for the South versus the North in April 1919.

Penn, who was quick off the mark with a dangerous cross, set a new Club appearance record before he eventually lost his place to Jack Finch.

He became Assistant Trainer in 1934 and took over from Bill Voisey five years later, qualifying as a physiotherapist. He remained Fulham Trainer until retiring in 1965, having served under 13 different Managers.

Penn died in the Royal Free Hospital, St Pancras, the following year, aged 70.