Freddie Green was described as ‘a fearless tackler’ and kicked a good length ball’, then the basic elements of good full-back play. He set out on a professional career in June 1935 when he joined Torquay United from Sheffield junior club Mosborough Trinity, and had 86 League matches under his belt by the time he arrived at the Goldstone Ground three years later.
Freddie was confined to the reserves during the 1938-39 season, but made the first eleven for the final two games as deputy for the injured Ernie Marriott. Lost to the first-class throughout the war, he missed what should have been the best years of his career, but returned to Hove towards the end of the 1945-46 season and went on to play in a further 24 Southern Section matches before his release in May 1948.
Freddie played 35 matches for the Seagulls between 1938 and 1948.