top of page

Frederick Charles "Fred" Erentz (March 1870 - April 6, 1938) was a Scottish football player who played for Dundee Our Boys and Newton Heath in the 1880s, 1890s and early 1900s.

Born in Broughty Ferry near Dundee to a Danish father, he began his football career with Dundee Our Boys. He made his debut at Newton Heath on September 3, 1892, when he lost to Blackburn Rovers 3: 4. Erentz was almost always present in the 1892-93 season, missing only one away game against Derby County on February 11, 1893.

The following season Erentz was used in a variety of positions, including the right half and both right-wing forward positions, from where he scored his first goal for the club, but he made most of his appearances on left flank in 1893-94. Erentz was in for the next eight seasons

The club was practically always present on the left wing and even turned down a sizeable contract offer from Tottenham Hotspur, where his brother Harry played on the right wing.

Erentz retired from football at the end of the 1901-02 season due to a knee injury. His last appearance for the club was also the last game the club played as Newton Heath before joining Manchester United, a 2-1 win over Manchester City in the Manchester Senior Cup final on April 26, 1902.

bottom of page