Dick Ebdon

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Dick Ebdon
Personal information
Full name Richard George Ebdon
Date of birth (1913-05-03)3 May 1913
Place of birth Ottery St Mary, England
Date of death 27 April 1987(1987-04-27) (aged 73)
Place of death Ottery St Mary, England
Playing position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Ottery St Mary
1935–1948 Exeter City 139 (52)
1948 Torquay United 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Richard George Ebdon (3 May 1913 – 27 April 1987) was an English professional football forward. He was born and died in Ottery St Mary, Devon.[1]

Dick "Digger" Ebdon joined Exeter City from local side Ottery St Mary in December 1935 and went on to score 52 goals in 139 league games for the Grecians in a career interrupted by war. In July 1948 he moved to Torquay United and scored on his debut in a 3-1 win at home to Notts County. However, with competition from Jack Conley and Ron Shaw played only four further games before leaving league football.

Ebdon died in April 1987 aged 73.


  1. ^ "Dick Ebdon". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 10 November 2016.