Edgar Rumney

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Edgar Rumney
Personal information
Full name Joseph Edgar Rumney
Date of birth 15 September 1936
Place of birth Abberton, England
Date of death 18 August 2015(2015-08-18) (aged 78)
Playing position Full back
Youth career
Colchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1964 Colchester United 49 (0)
Sudbury Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Edgar Rumney (15 September 1936 – 18 August 2015) was an English professional footballer who played for Colchester United.[1]


Born in Abberton in Essex, Rumney signed for Colchester in 1957, having been an apprentice at the club.[2] A full back, he made his debut against QPR on 2 September 1957, and went on to make 49 appearances for the club,[3] before leaving to join Sudbury Town as player-coach in 1964.[2] After retiring from playing football he became involved with Abberton & District Cricket Club, going on to become the club's record holder for number of appearances (1,627) and wickets taken (1,831),[4] as well as serving as club captain and president.[5]


  1. ^ "Edgar Rumney". Daily Gazette. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Player profile - Edgar Rumney Archive Database for Colchester United
  3. ^ Colchester United Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database
  4. ^ Abberton & District Cricket Club All Time Records Abberton & District Cricket Club
  5. ^ Two former Colchester United players pass away only days apart Clacton Gazette, 25 August 2015