Ernie Shepherd

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Ernie Shepherd
Personal information
Full name Ernest Shepherd
Date of birth (1919-08-14)14 August 1919
Place of birth Wombwell, England
Date of death 2001 (aged 81–82)
Place of death Leigh On Sea, Essex, England
Playing position Outside left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Bradford Rovers
1938–1948 Fulham 72 (13)
1948–1949 West Bromwich Albion 4 (0)
1949–195x Hull City 15 (3)
195x–1957 Queens Park Rangers 219 (51)
Teams managed
1967–1969 Southend United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ernest "Ernie" Shepherd (14 August 1919 – 2001) was an English footballer who played in the Football League as an outside left for Fulham, West Bromwich Albion, Hull City and Queens Park Rangers.[1] He went on to manage Southend United.[2]

Shepherd was born in Wombwell, near Barnsley, in Yorkshire.[1] He joined Fulham in 1934 before signing for West Bromwich Albion in December 1948, moving on again only after only three months to Hull City.[3] He joined Queens Park Rangers in 1950, and made his debut in August that year against Chesterfield.[4] Shepherd played 219 league games for QPR scoring 51 goals before retiring from playing in 1957.[1] He went on to coach both in England and abroad, and from 1967 to 1969 was manager of Southend United. Shepherd died in Eastwood, Essex, in 2001.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Ernie Shepherd". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 7 October 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Former managers". Southend United F.C. Retrieved 7 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Ernie Shepherd". Association of Football Statisticians. Retrieved 7 October 2009. 
  4. ^ Westerberg, Kenneth. "Queens Park Rangers 1950–51" (Excel spreadsheet). QPRnet. Retrieved 7 October 2009.