First name
Surname
Apps
Goals
Pen Picture
John
Fairbrother
108
60
Vastly experienced striker John joined City in the summer of 1974. The 30-year old had had a long and successful career with Watford, Peterborough United, Northampton Town, Mansfield Town and Torquay United, where he had netted over 100 goals in 300+ games. Was an immediate success at Twerton Park, scoring 41 times during City's very long 1974-75 campaign. Left City to join Barnet at the end of the following season before finishing his career with Hemel Hempstead Town.
Jock
Fairweather
84
2
Wilson (known as Jock) had made a single league appearance for Carlisle United before joining City in the summer of 1950. Went on to manage Frome Town after leaving Twerton Park in 1953 - including leading them to their biggest ever game against Leyton Orient in the FA Cup 1st Round a year later - but returned as reserve team boss in July 1956.
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Farmer
11
0
Played for City during the 1925-26 season.
Bob
Farmer
3
0
Former Bristol Rovers goalkeeper Bob made three first-team appearances for City after signing in the summer of 1972 as an 18-year old.
Alan
Farqhar
12
0
North-East based left-winger Alan was one of manager Les Alderman's final signings for the club when he arrived from Sunderland in February 1989. He played in the majority of remaining games that season but continued to live 250 miles from Bath and was released in May.
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Farr
4
1
Played for City during the 1910-11 and 1911-12 seasons.
Brian
Farr
8
2
Brian was a summer signing in 1956 from Swindon Town.
Frank
Farr
n/a
7
A 21-year old centre-half signed from Bristol City during the summer of 1934. He spent one season at Twerton Park before moving on to Northampton Town. Went on to play for Southampton before finishing his career back in the West Country with Street.
SC
Farrant
n/a
7
Signed in December 1909 the inside-forward, who had previously played for Coventry City, Luton Town, Workington, Stockport County and Bristol City, was rumoured to be heading to Merthyr in February 1910 as City could not afford his wages. He did remain with the club but emigrated to Canada before the season was out, where he became President of the Hamilton and District Football Association in 1933.
Bob
Farrington
28
20
A striker who joined City in the first season after World War II but he left to return to his native North due to family illness.
Fred
Farrow
1
0
Played for City during the first season following World War II.
George
Farrow
1
0
Wing-half George briefly played for City at the end of World War II, having guested for the side during the hostilities, before returning to Blackpool. Pre-war he had played for Stockport County, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bournemouth before joining the Seasiders in 1936. After nealry 150 appearances for Blackpool he moved on to Sheffield United in 1948 then finished his career with Bacup Borough and Whitburn St. Mary's.
Brian
Faulkes
51
4
Full-back Brian had spent seven years in the league with Reading, Northampton Town and Torquay United before joining City on loan in February 1970 from the latter. Returned to Plainmoor after seven games but was back at Twerton Park permanently in July 1970.
Duncan
Fear
6
0
Young midfielder Duncan was a regular reserve team player, captaining the side during the 1988-89 season, and was occasionally called up to first team action. Currently playing for Tunley Athletic in the Somerset Senior League.
Mark
Fear
6
1
Mark played for City for two seasons between 1919 and 1921.
W
Fell
n/a
0
Played for City during their first ever season in 1900-01.
Les
Felman
15
6
Played for City during the 1938-39 season.
Mike
Ferris
14
0
Goalkeeper Mike had played under City manager Arnold Rogers at Welton Rovers and was signed from there during the 1969 close season.
Richard
Fey
1
0
Goalkeeper Richard signed for City in August 2006 as cover for no.1 Paul Evans, making a single appearance against his former club Clevedon in a 3-0 home defeat. Ironically it was when playing for the Seasiders in 1999 that he almost single-handedly kept City at bay in a Somerset Premier semi-final clash, helping his side to a penalty shoot-out win. Became player/assistant manager at Cadbury Heath in May 2009 after moving from Frome Town.
Martin
Filson
1
0
Six foot three central defender Martin (whose surname was mis-spelt Filsom during his time with City) was signed from Wrexham where he had made one substitute appearance and regular reserve team outings. Made his debut against Waterlooville in September 1989 but after failing to make the squad for the next two matches disappeared from Twerton Park. Subsequently resurfaced at Stalybridge Celtic before going on to play for a number of clubs including Boston United, Leek Town and Northwich Victoria.
W
Finney
7
2
A former Shrewsbury Town player, he signed on trial from Welsh club Mardy in October 1924. However, after two goals in as many games, a lack of money meant City couldn't sign him permanently. A week later though a member of the club's committee found him a job and he re-joined the club, only to leave again for Ebbw Vale in January 1925.
Trevor
Finnigan
15
4
Experienced centre-forward Trevor joined City from Yeovil Town during the summer of 1984. He had started his professional career with Everton in 1971 but never made the first team at Goodison and joined Runcorn. Returned to the league with Blackpool in March 1977 before moving onto AFC Bournemouth a year later. He spent two years with the Poppies then £2000 took him back to non-league football with Yeovil Town. He was a regular scorer for the Glovers before moving to Weymouth in the 1980 close season. He was back with Yeovil as player-manager in the summer of 1983 but resigned from the managerial role midway through the season prior to joining City. However, after just 15 games and four goals he moved back to the south coast with Dorchester Town. He went on to play the length of the Dorset coast after this with Wimbourne Town, Swanage Town & Herston and Lyme Regis before retiring.
Paul
Fiocca
33
3
Italian-born midfielder Paul spent a season with Swindon Town but made only a single appearance for the Robins. He joined City in the summer of 1974.
Andy
Fisher
3
0
A 2005 summer signing as cover for no.1 goalkeeper Paul Evans, Andy went on to play three times for City before work commitments prevented a longer stay at Twerton Park. Welsh-born Andy spent most of career with Newport County, winning their players' player of the season award in 1999, and also played for Havant Town, Fareham Town and Cinderford Town.
John
Fisher
1
0
John made a single appearance for City during the 1972-73 season.
F
Flagg
n/a
0
Played for City in two spells during the 1901-02 and 1904-05 seasons.
Bill
Flanagan
7
1
A signing at the start of the 1933-34 season, Bill (or Bud) only made seven appearances before joining Swindon Town for 50. He spent a couple of seasons at the County Ground, playing 45 first team games and scoring three times, then joined Trowbridge Town.
Harry
Fleet
2
0
Harry was Headmaster of Bathampton School having been a blue at Cambridge University. He joined City during the 1924-25 season, playing either inside-right or left.
Charlie
Fleming
300
216
City's all-time record goalscorer Charlie began his career with East Fife in 1947, helping them win the Scottish League Cup in his first season with the club. He went on to make 239 appearances for the Fifers, scoring 167 times. He also won his one and only cap for Scotland during this period, before joining Sunderland for £20,000 in January 1955. After another 71 goals in just 122 games he made the surprise move to Twerton Park in July 1958, with City taking advantage of the Maximum Wage Rule not applying in non-league football, although they did have to find £10,000 to lure him away from the Blackcats. He scored an incredible 48 goals during his first season with City, falling just one short of this amount the next year but leading City to their first ever Southern League title. The goals continued to flow and by the time he left the club to become player-manager at Trowbridge Town in 1965 he had scored well over 200 goals in just 300 games. He went on to coach and manage in Canada, Australia and the USA before retiring back home to Oakly in Fife. Charlie died in August 1997 and is commemorated at Twerton Park with the main bar named Charlie's.
Alan
Fletcher
1
0
Alan made a single appearance for City during the 1968-69 season.
Doug
Fletcher
17
8
Centre-forward Doug played for a number of northern sides during an eleven year league career, including Sheffield Wednesday, Bury and Scunthorpe United. He scored 26 goals in 64 appearances for the Iron but after a falling out with the manager he moved onto Darlington in May 1958. The 29-year old joined City during the summer of 1960 from Halifax Town.
Ken
Flint
27
0
Ken was a 35-year old winger who signed for City during the 1958-59 season having made over 300 appearances for Aldershot. Moved on to Sittingbourne after leaving Twerton Park.
Les
Floyd
1
0
Played for City during the first season following World War II.
Sam
Foley
7
2
Young midfielder Sam joined City on loan from Cheltenham Town in March 2008. A regular for the Whadden Road reserve side he impressed at Twerton Park in his seven outings, scoring twice. Returned to the Robins but was released in May 2008. Joined Kidderminster Harriers but has spent loan spells with Redditch United and Newport County during the 2008-09 season. He signed permanently for the Exiles in June 2009.
Donald
Forbes
25
0
Capable of playing in either defence or up front Donald arrived at the tail end of the 1993-94 season to make a substitute appearance in both legs of the Somerset Premier Cup Final victory over Bristol Rovers. These brief outings earned the former Bristol City trialist a contract and he made over 20 appearances mainly in defence during the 1994-95 campaign. Joined Forest Green Rovers in March 1995, initially on loan before switching permanently. Spent five seasons at The Lawn then headed to Basingstoke Town in July 2000. Retired at the end of the 2001-02 season.
Bobby
Ford
70
1
In a long and successful league career midfielder Bobby played for Oxford United and Sheffield United, making a £400,000 transfer between the sides in November 1997. Returned to the O's in August 2002 but this move ended badly when he was released in May 2003. The then 29-year old took a short break from the game before joining City in January 2004. Went onto play 60 times for City, scoring a single goal against Aylesbury United, and was captain for a number of these games. It appeared that his appetite for football was waning again at the start of the 2005-06 season, and this plus several niggling injuries, prompted his retirement in November.
F
Ford
n/a
9
Played for City for a couple of season in the early years of the 20th century.
Dave
Fordham
27
4
Dave joined City from Ipswich Town in February 1965.
F
Forrester
n/a
1
Played for City during the 1902-03 season.
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Forsyth
1
0
Played for City during the first season following World War II.
Fred
Forward
6
0
A former FA Cup finalist with Portsmouth, winger Fred joined City in August 1933 from Hull City, having also played for Newport County and Crystal Palace, when he moved to the West Country due to his wife's ill-health. However, he only played six games before moving to Margate, partly because of the work he was required to help with on the newly built Twerton Park. Ended his career with Ramsgate and Ford Sports.
Adrian
Foster
52
24
Former West Brom striker Adrian will always be remembered at Twerton Park as the scorer of the goal at Worcester that kept City in the Southern League Premier Division in April 2002. Joined at the start of that season and scored 21 goals in just 42 appearances. Injury saw him sidelined for much of the following season and he had his contract paid off in February 2003. Briefly returned in March but eventually joined Western league side Frome Town. In a long and successful career Kidderminster born Adrian also played league football with Torquay United, Gillingham, Exeter City and Hereford United before switching to non-league with Rushden & Diamonds, Yeovil Town and Forest Green Rovers. Also represented England at semi-professional level. Now managing Western League newcomers Gillingham.
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Fowles
n/a
0
Played for City during their first ever season in 1900-01.
F
Fox
n/a
1
Played for City during their first two seasons between 1900 and 1902.
Ray
Fox
26
0
Ray was a defender who joined City in the summer of 1950.
Jack
France
41
5
Wing-half Jack was signed from Swindon Town during the summer of 1938. The 25-year old had started his career with his hometown club Stalybridge Celtic before heading South with the Robins. Went onto play for Halifax Town and Torquay United after World War II.
Terry
Francis
3
0
Terry spent two seasons at Twerton Park in the early 1950's.
Tony
Frankland
1
0
Defender Tony made seven appearances for Exeter City before an ankle injury saw him released at the end of the 1991-92 season. Having recovered from this he was on trial at Bristol City when Tony Ricketts signed him during an injury crisis. The 20-year old Londoner made his debut against Farnborough Town but then headed to Third Division Bury for another trial. He may have signed for them I don't know!
John
Franklin
3
1
Winger John made a handful of appearances for City during the 1946-47 season having been stationed in the West Country. He was born in Stockton and was on the books of Middlesbrough without playing a first team game. Joined Darlington when he returned to his native north east.
Jim
Fraser
12
2
Jim made a handful of appearances for City during the 1956-57 season before moving on to Bridgwater Town.
Jimmy
Fraser
140
20
Something of an enigma during his three years with City former Swindon Town midfielder Jimmy occasionally showed glimpses of his undoubted talents but too often flattered to deceive. Was famously reported to have said that "City fans have never seen the best of me". However, he made approaching 150 appearances and scored 20 goals while at Twerton Park and his commitment to the club was never in doubt. Was said to "be gutted" when he was released in May 2001 prior to joining Basingstoke Town. Became the youth development officer with Swindon Town when he hung up his boots before becoming the assistant academy manager at Chelsea, where he is responsible for the Premiership club’s Under 7s through to the Under 14s.
Stuart
Fraser
2
0
Former Stoke City, Exeter City and Tiverton Town goalkeeper Stuart signed as cover during the early months of the 2004-05 season, making one start, where he was man-of-the-match against Gloucester City, and one substitute appearance during that period. He began his career as a trainee with Cheltenham Town and also had a brief loan spell with Stevenage Borough.
John
Freegard
158
75
As half of the strike force with Paul Randall that netted 86 goals during City's 1989-90 promotion season former Trowbridge Town and Chippenham Town striker John is fondly remembered at Twerton Park. Signed from the Bluebirds in February 1988 it was his second spell with City. The first, four years earlier, had seen him make just three reserve team appearances before returning to Chippenham. Went on to score 75 goals in just 158 games before a surprise move took him to Gloucester City, along with Chris Smith, for over £10,000. Continued playing into his forties for Corsham Town, where he also had a spell in temporary charge, and Melksham Town. Became a regular follower of City both home and away, he is now part of the Twerton Park coaching staff.
Jon
French
10
0
Versatile player Jon was signed on loan from Bristol Rovers toward the end of the 1996-97 season and made ten appearance at centre-back. Equally at home up front he was released by the Pirates in July 1998 to join Hull City. Played for Cheltenham Town, Barry Town and Weston Super Mare after this and more recently was with Mangotsfield United.
Steve
Frith
4
0
Steve played four games for City during the 1967-68 season.
Bob
Fry
6
0
Former Crystal Palace goalkeeper Bob joined City during the 1956-57 season when regular no.1 Tommy Boore broke his arm. Only played six times then moved on to Queens Park Rangers in August 1957. Played for Bexleyheath & Welling toward the end of his career.
Robin
Fry
41
7
A ex-Torquay United player, Robin joined City during the 1971-72 season.
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Fudge
1
0
Played for City during the 1910-11 season.
Gary
Fulbrook
130
5
Gary, born in Twerton, signed for his local side from Swindon Town in the summer of 1985 as an 18-year old. Went on to establish himself in the City defence, making over 80 appearances during the next two seasons. Attracted the interest of Carlisle United at the start of the 1987-88 season and after a period of uncertainty joined the Cumbrian side for a tribunal decided fee of £3000. When this move did not work out he returned to Bath for the same amount five months later. Made nearly a further 50 outings before joining Gloucester City in February 1988.
Keith
Furphy
1
0
The son of former Watford manager Ken Furphy, Keith made a single appearance for City in the 2-0 Westgate Insurance Cup defeat against Merthyr Tydfil in November 1988. He started his career with Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers, but never made a first team appearance for either. He joined Wealdstone (where he played alongside another ex-City player George Duck) after this then followed his father to the USA in 1978 to play under him with Detroit Express in the North American Soccer League, alongside Alan Brazil and Trevor Francis. He played over 60 games for the club, scoring 26 times. He moved onto Cleveland Force in the Major Indoor Soccer League, where he also hosted their cable TV show. In October 1985 he was traded to Kansas City for first-round choices in the next three drafts. The striker also played for Tacoma Stars and Baltimore Blast before returning to the UK for a short spell at Plymouth Argyle in 1987.
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Fussell
5
0
Played for City during the 1911-12 season.