Frank Hartley was a forward, who signed for Tottenham as an amateur and had that mentality, so making the switch to professionalism was not an easy one for him and one which was short-lived with Spurs.
Born into a farming family, Hartley was one of seven children and he started his footballing career playing for local side Oxford City.
Signed on amateur terms by Spurs in November 1922, his debut came six months later. At the end of that season, Frank chose to move to the amateur team Corinthians, as he feared getting injured playing in the senior game. However, in February 1926, Frank was persuaded to return to White Hart Lane and sign a professional contract. In doing so, he was one of the few Corinthians players who became a professional player.
Hartley made six more league appearances and in the home game against Wolves on 8th September 1928, he hit his only goal for Spurs as they lost 2-3.
Frank won one England cap playing a friendly against France on 10th May 1923, becoming the 450th player to represent his country.
Frank Hartley died on 20th October 1965 at Coldstone Farm, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire.