Charlie Woods

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Charlie Woods
Personal information
Full name Charles Morgan Parkinson Woods
Date of birth (1941-03-18) 18 March 1941 (age 75)
Place of birth Whitehaven, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–1959 Cleator Moor Celtic ? (?)
1960–1962 Newcastle United 26 (7)
1962–1964 Bournemouth 70 (26)
1964–1966 Crystal Palace 49 (5)
1966–1970 Ipswich Town 82 (5)
1970–1972 Watford 42 (3)
1971 Colchester United (loan) 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:14, 17 May 2011.

Charles Morgan Parkinson Woods (born 18 March 1941) is an English former professional footballer who played as a Forward.[1] Born in Whitehaven, Woods played in the Football League for Newcastle United, Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Ipswich Town, Watford and Colchester United.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Woods made his professional debut for Newcastle United on 31 August 1960, after his move from amateur club Cleator Moor Celtic in May 1959. This was a League Division One match held at Craven Cottage; home of Fulham F.C.(Fulham v Newcastle United, score 4-3 to Fulham, Attendance 21,361). Woods scored for Newcastle in this his debut game as did Ivor Allchurch and Gordon Hughes.[3] Woods went on to make 26 appearances for Newcastle scoring seven times before moving to Bournemouth in 1962, for whom he made 70 appearances (26 goals) over the next two seasons. On 26 November 1964,[4] Woods signed for Crystal Palace making 49 appearances (five goals) before moving on to Ipswich Town in July 1966.[4] Woods played 82 times for Ipswich over the next four years (five goals), moving to Watford in 1970 (42 appearances, three goals), where, after a brief loan spell at Colchester United, he retired from playing in 1972.

Later career[edit]

When Sir Bobby Robson became Ipswich Town Manager (1969–82) Woods, having retired as a player, became youth team coach and went on to coach players such as Alan Brazil, Paul Mariner, Clive Woods, George Burley, Paul Cooper, Kevin Beattie and Brian Talbot, who became the core of the Ipswich Town EUFA Cup Winning Team, in 1981-82 and twice runners up in the English 1st Division 1980/81 and 1981/82.[5] He later became assistant manager to Bobby Ferguson at Ipswich. He was dismissed from the club along with Ferguson in 1987, after they failed to earn promotion from the Second Division. Woods also served Ipswich as a Coach under Manager George Burley.[6]

Woods joined Sir Bobby Robson as a scout during his years as England Manager (1982-1990) and when Robson joined Newcastle United in 1999 he immediately appointed Charlie Woods as Chief Scout. In this role at Newcastle, Woods was involved in bringing players such as Laurent Robert and Charles N'Zogbia to the club. Woods left Newcastle United when Sir Bobby Robson's management and coaching team were sacked by then Newcastle United Chairman Freddie Shepherd in 2004.[7]



Ipswich Town[8]


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  2. ^ Player Profile - Charlie Woods Archived 15 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Fulham v Newcastle United 31 August 1960". 11V11:Home of Football Statistics and History. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Mike Purkiss & Nigel Sands. Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–1989. p. 344. ISBN 0907969542. 
  5. ^ Brazil, Alan. There's an Awful Lot of Bubbly in Brazil. Highdown. p. 164. ISBN 978-1-905156-36-8. 
  6. ^ Robson, Bobby. Farewell but not Goodbye - my autobiography. Hoder & Stoughton. p. 88. ISBN 0340823461. 
  7. ^ Robson, Bobby. Farewell but not Goodbye - my autobiography. Hoder & Stoughton. p. 195,268,286 etc. ISBN 0340823461. 
  8. ^ "Tier Two (Championship) Honours". 

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