Eddie Crossan

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Eddie Crossan
Personal information
Full name Edward Crossan
Date of birth (1925-11-17)17 November 1925
Place of birth Derry, Northern Ireland
Date of death 13 June 2006(2006-06-13) (aged 80)
Place of death Derry, Northern Ireland
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Glentoran ? (?)
Derry City ? (?)
1947–1957 Blackburn Rovers 287 (73)
1957–1958 Tranmere Rovers 39 (6)
Cork Hibernians ? (?)
Total 326 + (79 +)
National team
1949–1955 Northern Ireland 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Edward Crossan (17 November 1925 – 13 June 2006) was a Northern Irish footballer who played at both professional and international levels, as an inside forward.

Career[edit]

Born in Derry, Crossan spent his early career in his native Northern Ireland with Glentoran and Derry City, before signing with English club Blackburn Rovers in November 1947.[1] Crossan spent eleven seasons in the Football League with both Blackburn and Tranmere Rovers, scoring 79 goals in 326 games.[2] He later played for Cork Hibernians.[2]

Crossan also earned three caps for Northern Ireland between 1949 and 1955, scoring one goal,[1][2] including appearing in one FIFA World Cup qualifying match.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Crossan retired to Derry, where he raised nine children.[1]

His younger brother Johnny was also a footballer.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Profile". NIFG. 7 September 2006. 
  2. ^ a b c "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. 
  3. ^ Eddie CrossanFIFA competition record