Edmund Wood (footballer)

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Edmund Wood
Personal information
Full name Edmund Eli Wood
Date of birth (1903-02-10)10 February 1903
Place of birth Kings Norton, Birmingham, England
Playing position Centre half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Redditch ? (?)
Rhyl Athletic ? (?)
1923–1925 Northampton Town 50 (3)
1925–1928 Birmingham 1 (0)
1928 Rhyl Athletic ? (?)
1928–1930 Newcastle United 9 (0)
1930–19xx Rhyl Athletic ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Edmund Eli Wood (10 February 1903[A] – after 1930) was an English professional footballer who made 60 appearances in the Football League playing for Northampton Town, Birmingham and Newcastle United.[1] He played as a centre half.

Wood was born in Kings Norton,[A] now part of Birmingham, and played for Redditch and Rhyl Athletic before joining Northampton Town. He played 50 games in the Third Division South for Northampton, then moved to First Division club Birmingham in 1925, where he played only one first-team game. After another spell with Rhyl he returned to the First Division to play nine times for Newcastle United before going back to Rhyl yet again.[1]

Notes[edit]

a. a b The date and place of birth are sourced to Matthews,[2] and are consistent with an entry on the births register, which shows a person of this name registered in the first quarter of 1903 in the Kings Norton registration district, which covered south-west Birmingham and surroundings.[3] Joyce gives a birthdate of "10/12/1903", probably a typographical error, and a birthplace of Stairley, a place that appears not to exist.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 286. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 136. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 April 2009.