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United Legends - Frank Stapleton

United Legends - Frank Stapleton
A series where we, as the title suggest; get to know the legends associated with Manchester United.

Name - Francis Anthony Stapleton

Date of Birth - 10th July 1956

Place of Birth - Dublin, Ireland

Position - Forward

Senior career -
1974-1981 - Arsenal
1981-1987 - Manchester United
1987 - Ajax
1987-1988 - Anderlacht (loan)
1987-1988 - Derby County
1988-1989 - La Havre
1989-1991 - Blackburn Rovers
1991 - Aldershot
1991 - Huddersfield Town
1991-1994 - Bradford City
1994-1995 - Brighton & Hove Albion

International Career -
1976-1990 - Republic of Ireland

Teams managed -
1991-1994 - Bradford City
1996 - New England Revolution
2014-2015 - Jordan (assistant)

Interesting Facts -
1 - Stapleton earned 71 caps for the Republic of Ireland and scored 20 goals whilst playing for the club.

2 - Stapleton is well-known for his striking partnership with Malcolm Macdonald, with the pair scoring 46 goals between 1976-77.

3 - Stapleton signed for Manchester United in 1981 for a fee of £900,000.

4 - He was part of the United squad that won the 1983 and 1985 FA Cups.

5 - Stapleton played in 365 matches for Manchester United and scored a total of 78 goals.

Writer:Charlie Bacchus
Date:Friday January 29 2016
Time: 6:14PM

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