Frank Sinclair: Whatever Happened to the Chelsea defender

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Frank Sinclair

Frank Sinclair is a former English defender most famous for his time at Chelsea and Leicester City. Whilst being born in Lambeth London England in 1971, the tough defender played for the Jamaican national team.

He began his career at Chelsea from 1988-1990 before earning a promotion to the main squad in 1990.

Sinclair made 169 appearances for Chelsea and soon made a name for himself as a no nonsense style of centre half. He received a red card in his second game, later crashing heads with the referee in the following melee, an act which earned him a hefty fine.


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His stay was relatively calm after that. Much later, his appearances reduced as the new manager, Gianluca Vialli built a new squad.

Off the pitch however he was also involved in an incident in a Heathrow hotel where after excessive drinking, he vomited and swore in front of American tourists in the company of Chelsea teammates. This was immediately after the 9/11 attacks. His club subsequently fined him two weeks wages for involvement in the incident.

He then transferred to Leicester City in 1998. He was quite unlucky there and soon earned a reputation as a rather calamitous player, scoring a number of own goals, including one doozy against his former team Chelsea.

One particular effort against Middlesbrough was particularly painful.

He was also later accused of sexual assault in La Manga Spain. The charges were later dropped as there was no forensic evidence linking him to the accusations. Leicester then released him at the end of the 2003 -2004 season. He thereafter played for numerous clubs including, Burnley, Huddersfield Town, Lincoln City, Wrexham, Colwyn Bay and Brackley Town.

Before retiring, Sinclair also served as a player-manager at Colwyn Bay, which was among the clubs he played for at the tail end of his career. Upon retiring, Sinclair has been involved in football at management level. He has served as a manager for Brackley Town and most recently Hednesford Town. He was recently sacked from that job only to be reinstated and sacked again in April 2016.


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