William Fryer

A midfielder who was one of the stars of the Fall River Marksmen’s powerful teams of the 1920s.

Fryer, who emigrated from England in 1921, played for Fall River for only four of his 10 ASL seasons, from 1924 to 1927, but he won three ASL titles and two U.S. Open Cups in those four seasons. Fryer, who had played for Barnsley in England before coming to America, played at first for Todd Shipyard in Brooklyn, and then moved on to Paterson, New York Giants, Fall River, Brooklyn Wanderers and Newark Americans. With Todd, he played in the U.S. Open Cup final of 1922, but he really made his name with the great Fall River teams from 1923 to 1927. He played in the Fall River teams that won ASL titles in 1924, 1925 and 1926, and the U.S. Open Cup in 1924 and 1927. Over the course of his ASL career, he played in 149 league games.

Inducted in 1952.