|Full name||Edgar Isaac Lewis Kail|
|Date of birth||26 November 1900|
|Place of birth||London, England|
|Date of death||1976 (aged 75–76)|
|Playing position||Inside right|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Edgar Isaac Lewis Kail (26 November 1900 – 1976) was an English footballer who played for Dulwich Hamlet and the England national team, as an inside forward. He was the last non-league player to play for the full England team.
Edgar Kail was born in Camberwell, London on 26 November 1900 to James Walker Issac Kail, a post office sorter and Rosa Mary Kail (née Yells). At the time of his birth, the family lived at 11 Thompson Road and Edgar was the youngest of three sons. By 1911, the Kails had moved round the corner 80a Landcroft Road, Dulwich during which time Rosa had given birth to three more sons and a daughter.
After representing various South London schools, Kail signed for Dulwich Hamlet in 1915 aged 15 years. Kail was a committed amateur at Dulwich Hamlet, turning down moves to professional clubs to stay at the club. With Dulwich he won the FA Amateur Cup in 1920 and 1932. He played for the "Amateurs" in the 1929 FA Charity Shield.
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Kail had a short international career, only six days long, gaining three caps on England's brief continental tour of 1929 against Spain, Belgium and France. He scored two goals on his debut against France.
In the 1990s the approach to Dulwich's ground, Champion Hill, was renamed Edgar Kail Way in his honour.
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