Eddie Blackburn

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Eddie Blackburn
Personal information
Full name Edwin Huitson Blackburn[1]
Date of birth (1957-04-18) 18 April 1957 (age 60)[1]
Place of birth Houghton-le-Spring, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1973–1974 Hull City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1980 Hull City 68 (0)
1980–1983 York City 76 (0)
1982–1983 Hartlepool United (loan) 0 (0)
1983–1987 Hartlepool United 161 (0)
1987 Halmstads BK (loan) 7 (0)
Total 312 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Edwin Huitson "Eddie" Blackburn (born 18 April 1957) is an English former footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He played in the Football League for Hull City, York City and Hartlepool United, before he finished his career in the Swedish Allsvenskan with Halmstads BK.

Career[edit]

Born in Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, Blackburn started his career with Hull City as an apprentice in February 1973 before signing a professional contract in September 1974.[2] He made 75 appearances for Hull in all competitions before becoming Barry Lyons' first signing for York City for a fee of £5,750 in April 1980.[2][3] He finished his first season at the club being named Clubman of the Year as York finished bottom of the Fourth Division.[2] After York signed Roger Jones in the summer of 1982 he joined Hartlepool United on loan in December, before joining the club permanently in January 1983.[2] He finished his career in Sweden on loan to Halmstads BK after that club's first-choice goalkeeper injured his knee.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hull City 1974–75[5] 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1975–76[6] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976–77[7] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977–78[8] 19 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
1978–79[9] 18 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
1979–80[10] 29 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 33 0
Total 68 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 75 0
York City 1979–80[11] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980–81[12] 45 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 51 0
1981–82[13] 31 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 36 0
1982–83[14] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 76 0 5 0 6 0 0 0 87 0
Hartlepool United (loan) 1982–83[15] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hartlepool United 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
1983–84[16] 41 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 44 0
1984–85[17] 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 0
1985–86[18] 46 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 51 0
1986–87[19] 45 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 50 0
Total 161 0 3 0 6 0 5 0 175 0
Halmstads BK (loan) 1987[20] 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Career totals 312 0 13 0 14 0 5 0 344 0

Footnotes[edit]

A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League and Allsvenskan.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 63. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Jarred, Martin; Windross, Dave (1997). Citizens and Minstermen, A Who's Who of York City FC 1922–1997. Citizen Publications. p. 12. ISBN 0-9531005-0-2. 
  3. ^ Peterson, Mike (1999). The Definitive Hull City A.F.C. : A statistical history to 1999. Tony Brown. p. 109. ISBN 1-899468-13-7. 
  4. ^ "HBK i Allsvenskan: 1987" (in Swedish). Halmstads BK. Archived from the original on 23 August 2010. Retrieved 7 October 2009. 
  5. ^ Peterson. The Definitive Hull City A.F.C. : A statistical history to 1999. p. 78. 
  6. ^ Peterson. The Definitive Hull City A.F.C. : A statistical history to 1999. p. 79. 
  7. ^ Peterson. The Definitive Hull City A.F.C. : A statistical history to 1999. p. 80. 
  8. ^ Peterson. The Definitive Hull City A.F.C. : A statistical history to 1999. p. 81. 
  9. ^ Peterson. The Definitive Hull City A.F.C. : A statistical history to 1999. p. 82. 
  10. ^ Peterson. The Definitive Hull City A.F.C. : A statistical history to 1999. p. 83. 
  11. ^ Batters, Dave (2008). York City The Complete Record. The Breedon Books Publishing Company Limited. pp. 352–353. ISBN 978-1-85983-633-0. 
  12. ^ Batters. York City The Complete Record. pp. 354–355. 
  13. ^ Batters. York City The Complete Record. pp. 356–357. 
  14. ^ Batters. York City The Complete Record. pp. 358–359. 
  15. ^ "1982/83 Games Featuring Eddie Blackburn". In The Mad Crowd. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  16. ^ "1983/84 Games Featuring Eddie Blackburn". In The Mad Crowd. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  17. ^ "1984/85 Games Featuring Eddie Blackburn". In The Mad Crowd. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  18. ^ "1985/86 Games Featuring Eddie Blackburn". In The Mad Crowd. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  19. ^ "1986/87 Games Featuring Eddie Blackburn". In The Mad Crowd. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  20. ^ "Allsvenska spelare genom tiderna" [All-time Allsvenskan players] (PDF) (in Swedish). Halmstads BK. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2009.