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.


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]


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

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