Ray Drake

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Ray Drake
Personal information
Full name Raymond Bradwell Drake
Date of birth (1934-10-24)24 October 1934
Place of birth Stockport, England
Date of death 31 March 2013(2013-03-31) (aged 78)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1968 Stockport County 23 (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Raymond "Ray" Drake (24 October 1934 – 31 March 2013) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Stockport County.

Career[edit]

Drake was born in Stockport and joined local side Stockport County in 1956. Drake made an instant impact for County scoring 19 goals in the first season as a professional. This prompted Bolton Wanderers to make a move for him as they saw him as a replacement for Nat Lofthouse but a move did not materialise. Drake then had a major fall out with the manager Willie Moir and he left and went on to play in non-league.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ray Drake RIP". Stockport County F.C. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 

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