Fred Furniss, British footballer, Died at 94


Frederick “Fred” Furniss was born on July 10, 1922, and died on April 10, 2017.

He was an English footballer.

Furniss played in the position of full-back for Sheffield United.

He began his career with Hallam, and was given his chance to play for United in Wartime (1941), along with Albert Nightingale, in a 3-3 draw against Everton at Goodison Park during an air-raid.

Furniss had signed his first professional contract with the club in 1946 once the football league was re-started after the war, and he established himself in the Blades defence, along with fellow full-back Eddie Shimwell.

Fred Furniss passed away at 94 years old.