Eddie Crossan

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Eddie Crossan
Personal information
Full name Edward Crossan
Date of birth (1925-11-17)17 November 1925
Place of birth Derry, Northern Ireland
Date of death 13 June 2006(2006-06-13) (aged 80)
Place of death Derry, Northern Ireland
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Glentoran ? (?)
Derry City ? (?)
1947–1957 Blackburn Rovers 287 (73)
1957–1958 Tranmere Rovers 39 (6)
Cork Hibernians ? (?)
Total 326 + (79 +)
National team
1949–1955 Northern Ireland 3 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Edward Crossan (17 November 1925 – 13 June 2006) was a Northern Irish footballer who played at both professional and international levels, as an inside forward.


Born in Derry, Crossan spent his early career in his native Northern Ireland with Glentoran and Derry City, before signing with English club Blackburn Rovers in November 1947.[1] Crossan spent eleven seasons in the Football League with both Blackburn and Tranmere Rovers, scoring 79 goals in 326 games.[2] He later played for Cork Hibernians.[2]

Crossan also earned three caps for Northern Ireland between 1949 and 1955, scoring one goal,[1][2] including appearing in one FIFA World Cup qualifying match.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Crossan retired to Derry, where he raised nine children.[1]

His younger brother Johnny was also a footballer.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Profile". NIFG. 7 September 2006. 
  2. ^ a b c "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. 
  3. ^ Eddie CrossanFIFA competition record