|Full name||Francis Edward Brettell|
|Date of birth||1862|
|Place of birth||Smethwick, Staffordshire, England|
|Date of death||1936 (aged 73–74)|
|Place of death||Dartford, Kent, England|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He played as a full-back for Everton, a club that was originally called St. Domingo's. He combined his role as player-secretary-manager with his full-time job as a reporter for the Liverpool Mercury. He became secretary of Bolton Wanderers in 1896 and remained there for two years before moving to London to join Tottenham Hotspur as their first manager. He then accepted a more lucrative offer to join Portsmouth and guided them to a second-place finish in their first season in the Southern League. He accepted an offer to join Plymouth Argyle in 1903 and helped establish the club in the professional game. The job was to be his last as a manager and he retired from football altogether a year later.