Eddie Readfern

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Eddie Readfern
Personal information
Full name Thomas Edward Readfern
Date of birth (1944-07-09) 9 July 1944 (age 72)
Place of birth Crook, County Durham, England
Playing position Centre-forward
Youth career
Liverpool (amateur)
Langley Park Juniors
1960–1961 West Bromwich Albion (amateur)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1964 West Bromwich Albion
1964–1965 Kidderminster Harriers 5 (1)
1965–1966 Hednesford Town
1966–1968 Stourbridge
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Thomas Edward Readfern (born 9 July 1944), better known as Eddie Readfern, is an English former footballer who played as a centre-forward.


Readfern was born in Crook, County Durham. He joined West Bromwich Albion as an amateur in May 1960 and turned professional in July 1961, making his debut in September 1963 against Birmingham City. In July 1964 he joined Kidderminster Harriers, before moving to Hednesford Town in December 1965, where he remained for a year. Between December 1966 and May 1968 he played for Stourbridge and after retiring from football worked for British Telecom.


  • Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. p. 185. ISBN 1-85983-474-4.