Eddie Edgar

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Eddie Edgar
Personal information
Full name Edward Edgar
Date of birth (1956-10-31) 31 October 1956 (age 61)
Place of birth Jarrow, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
0000–1974 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1976 Newcastle United 0 (0)
1976–1979 Hartlepool United 75 (0)
1980 London City
Teams managed
2008 London City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Eddie Edgar (born 31 October 1956) is an English former professional football goalkeeper who played in the Football League First Division, Football League Fourth Division, and the National Soccer League.


Edgar was born in Jarrow and played professionally for Newcastle United, although he made only one appearance for the club in a 4-2 FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Derby County in 1976.[1] In 1976, he signed with Hartlepool United in the Football League Fourth Division.[2] He was loaned to the New York Cosmos of the North America Soccer League to serve as a backup for Shep Messing.[3][4] In 1980, he went to Canada to play with London City in the National Soccer League.[5]

Managerial career[edit]

Edgar coached the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, ON and laid the seeds for a program that would eventually reach its first national championship tournament (a year after Edgar left the team). Edgar was appointed as the manager of London City of the Canadian Soccer League to replace cancer fighting Harry Gauss, but was dismissed on 6 June 2008 after a string of poor performances.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

His son David is also a professional footballer who plays as a central defender.


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  2. ^ "Colchester Utd 6-2 Hartlepool United - Player Match List - Colchester United". www.coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  3. ^ ""Pele the Highlight from US" - Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England), January 9, 2007 | Online Research Library: Questia". www.questia.com. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  4. ^ LTD, Digital Sports Group. "Edgar's Premier League Dream Put On Hold - Newcastle United Mad". www.newcastleunited-mad.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  5. ^ a b PYETTE, Ryan (2008-05-09). "Former Magpie flies into London". Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  6. ^ "London City Soccer Club Powered by Goalline Sports Administration Software". 2008-10-25. Archived from the original on 25 October 2008. Retrieved 2017-02-25.