|Full name||Fredrick Dewhurst|
|Date of birth||16 December 1863|
|Place of birth||Fulwood, Lancashire, England|
|Date of death||21 April 1895|
|1888–1890||Preston North End||24||(13)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).|
Fred Dewhurst (born Fulwood, Lancashire, 16 December 1863 — died 21 April 1895) was a professional footballer, who played as an inside forward for Preston North End in the late 19th century. He also made 9 appearances for England between 1886 and 1889, scoring 11 goals.
His main claim to fame is scoring the first goal for Preston in their opening game in the inaugural season of The Football League on 8 September 1888 in a 5-2 victory over Burnley. Although Aston Villa's Gershom Cox had scored the very first goal only minutes earlier, as this was an own goal, Dewhurst could claim to have scored the first "intentional" goal in the Football League.
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