Eddie Bovington

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Eddie Bovington
Personal information
Date of birth (1941-04-23) 23 April 1941 (age 74)
Place of birth Edmonton, London, England
Playing position Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959-1968 West Ham United 138 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Eddie Bovington (born 23 April 1941[1]) is an English former footballer who played for West Ham United as a wing-half.

Bovington played Junior football with West Ham, and was a member of the FA Youth Cup Final team of 1958-59 alongside Bobby Moore, Harry Cripps and Jack Burkett.

He made his senior debut in a Football League match against Manchester United on 18 April 1960, although it was to be another 18 months before his second game. His cup debut was in the Football League Cup against Rotherham United on 16 October 1962. Bovington made a total of 138 League appearances for West Ham, scoring a single league goal (against Nottingham Forest on 26 October 1966 at Upton Park). He made another 46 senior appearances for the Hammers in other competitions, including the 1964 FA Cup Final and eight European Cup Winners Cup matches. His only cup goal was against Cardiff City, in a 5-2 home win on 20 December 1965 in the League Cup semi-final.[2]


  1. ^ Football League Career Stats at Neil Brown
  2. ^ "Eddie Bovington". West Ham United player statistics. westhamstats.info. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  • Hogg, Tony (2005). Who's Who of West Ham United. Profile Sports Media. p. 31. ISBN 1-903135-50-8.