Eddie Perry (footballer)

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Edwin "Eddie" Perry (19 January 1909 – November 1998? )[1][2] was a Welsh international footballer who later became manager of Southend United between 1956 and 1960. He died in Kent.[3]

Career[edit]

A center forward, he was spotted whilst playing for Merthyr Town in an FA Cup tie. He played for Thames in 1930-31 scoring 16 goals. Fulham signed him but it wasn't until 1936 that he claimed a first team place after scoring 1933-34 having scored more than 100 goals for the reserves in three seasons. He joined Doncaster Rovers in November 1936 scoring 44 goals in 90? games, staying with them until 1938 when he returned to Fulham.[4]

He scored twice in the first London War Cup final for Brentford who lost to Reading, though scored for them the following year when they won.[5][6]

He gained three caps for Wales in 1937–38 against Scotland, England and Ireland. He scored in the 2-1 defeat against England at Ayresome Park.[7]

During and after the war he worked for Fulham including discovering Johnny Haynes.[8]

He managed Southend United from 1956 until 1960.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Forum citing Fulham Facts and Figures by Dennis Turner and Alex White". Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  2. ^ "Eddie Perry". Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
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  4. ^ "Forum citing Fulham Facts and Figures by Dennis Turner and Alex White". Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  5. ^ "Brentford hope to end 69 years of cup final misery". Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  6. ^ "Forum citing Fulham Facts and Figures by Dennis Turner and Alex White". Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  7. ^ "Football Player: Eddie Perry". eu-football.info. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.southendunited.co.uk/page/HistoryDetail/0,,10444~1028927,00.html[dead link]
  9. ^ "Managers: Eddie Perry". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 March 2013.