Frank Facer

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Nickname(s)
Fearless

Biography

It was no coincidence that St George's record run as premiers started the same year that Frank Facer was elected secretary of the great club. For over two decades, from 1956 until the year before his death in 1978, 'Fearless' Frank Facer reigned supreme as the 'godfather' of the St George club. A Norths junior, Facer was a hooker in the club's 1943 grand final loss to Newtown although he was badly restricted in the game because of a leg injury. 'Snowy' Justice was responsible for bringing him to St George in 1947. Facer retired the year after the club's grand final success in 1949 but it was in club administration that he was to make a lasting mark. Facer nurtured the young talent in the club while scouting far and wide for the class of player required to keep St George on top. The Dragons won 12 premierships under his guidance (1956-66 and 1977) and Facer was responsible for bringing such players as Clay, Raper, Langlands, Walsh, Reddy and Goodwin to the club and giving them the chance to become champions. He is remembered as one of the finest club administrators the code has produced.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW City Firsts 1945 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1945 1 0 0   0 1 0 0 100.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1940 ? - -   - -  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1941 ? - -   - -  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1942 ? 1 -   - 3  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1943 ? - -   - -  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1944 ? - -   - -  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1945 ? - -   - -  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1946 ? 1 -   - 3  
St George NSWRFL 1947 ? - -   - -  
St George NSWRFL 1948 ? - -   - -  
St George NSWRFL 1949 ? 2 -   - 6  
St George NSWRFL 1950 ? - -   - -  
Overall 1940-1950 ? 4 0   0 12 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1940-46 ? 2 -   - 6 ? ? ? ?  
St George 1947-50 ? 2 -   - 6 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1940-1950 ? 4 0   0 12 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1940-46 ? 2 -   - 6 ? ? ? ?  
North Sydney 1943 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
St George 1947-50 ? 2 -   - 6 ? ? ? ?  
St George 1949 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1940-1950 ? 4 0   0 12 ? ? ? ?  

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Last modified: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 04:02:48 +0000 (Sydney time)