Jack Edwards (footballer, born 1929)

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Jack Edwards
Personal information
Full name William John Edwards
Date of birth (1929-07-06) 6 July 1929 (age 85)
Place of birth Risca, Wales
Playing position Full back
Youth career
Cardiff City
Lovells athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1959 Crystal Palace 223 (0)
1959–1961 Rochdale 68 (1)
1961–? Ashford Town ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

William John "Jack" Edwards (born 6 July 1929, in 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 began his career as an amateur, initially with Cardiff City and then Lovells Athletic,[2] from whom he joined Crystal Palace in June 1949.[1][3] Over the next ten seasons Edwards was a regular in the Crystal Palace side and made 223 League appearances before moving to Rochdale in June 1959.[3] After 68 appearances for Rochdale, Edwards moved into non-league football with Ashford Town,[1] where he also held a coaching position.[2]

Coaching and management career[edit]

In February 1963 he became manager of Exeter City, remaining in charge until early 1965.[4]

Edwards was appointed as Torquay United manager in October 1971, a post he held until January 1973.[4] He later returned to Exeter,[2] for a short spell, before becoming assistant manager at Plymouth Argyle.[2] He subsequently served Leeds United as a scout.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Football League Career Stats at Neil Brown
  2. ^ a b c d e Purkiss, Mike; Sands, Nigel (1989). Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–1989. The Breedon Books Publishing Company. p. 71. ISBN 0907969542. 
  3. ^ a b Purkiss, Mike; Sands, Nigel (1989). Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–1989. The Breedon Books Publishing Company. p. 324. ISBN 0907969542. 
  4. ^ a b "Managers: Jack Edwards". Soccerbase. Century Comm. Retrieved 10 October 2012.