Cec Coldwell

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George Cecil Coldwell (January 12, 1929 in Dungworth, near Sheffield, England – November 9, 2008) was a professional footballer who played for Sheffield United from 1951 to 1966. He played in the position of right-back.

Playing career[edit]

Coldwell signed for Sheffield United in 1951 from local side Norton Woodseats FC for a fee of £10.00, and although a late developer, played in over 600 matches for the Blades including 410 league games which included two rare goals! The captain of possibly the greatest Sheffield United team ever - the 1961 promotion team - he retired as a player in 1966. He joined the coaching staff at Bramall Lane, and was instrumental with the manager, John Harris, in their successful promotion in 1971 coaching world-class players, including Tony Currie and Alan Woodward.

Later career[edit]

He had two stints as acting-manager in 1975 and 1977-78. Later he ran a newsagent's in Sheffield and Cheadle Hulme, before retiring to Poynton near Stockport.[1]


  1. ^ Sunday Times article, August 2005, retrieved 6 December 2006[dead link]