Jack Edwards (footballer born 1929)

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William John (Jack) Edwards (born 6 July 1929, Risca[1]) is a Welsh former professional footballer and football manager. In his playing career he was a full-back.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Edwards played for Lovells Athletic, from whom he joined Crystal Palace in 1949/50.[1]

After making 223 League appearances for Palace he left to join Rochdale in 1959/60, before moving into non-league football with Ashford Town.[1]

Coaching and management career[edit]

In February 1963 he became manager of Exeter City, remaining in charge until early 1965.[2]

Edwards was appointed as Torquay United manager in October 1971, remaining in charge until January 1973.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Football League Career Stats at Neil Brown
  2. ^ a b "Managers: Jack Edwards". Soccerbase. Century Comm. Retrieved 10 October 2012.