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Fred Erentz 1892-1902 303 games 9 goals

November 15, 2009

Written by: Robi Prosser

Fred C. Erentz was a key member of Newton Heath side that entered league football in 1982. He made his debut  on 3rd September 1892, in a 3-4 defeat at the hands of local rivals Blackburn Rovers, during his first season Erentz only missed one game playing at left-half The following season, Erentz was deployed in several different positions, including right half and both right forward positions, from where he scored his first goal for the club, but he made most of his appearances in 1893-94 at left back. Erentz was effectively ever-present at left back over his next eight seasons at the club,
During this time Fred Erentz had the option of joining Tottenham Hotspur after they offered him a sizeable contract but he turned it down and showed great loyalty to the club that gave him his first chance,
Fred played his whole career for United untill 1902 when an injury put an end to his footballing career, in total he played 310 games for Newton Heath

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