Edward Parsons (footballer)

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Edward Parsons
Personal information
Full name Edward Parsons[1]
Date of birth January 1879[1]
Place of birth Stoke-upon-Trent, England[1]
Date of death 1956 (aged 77)[1]
Place of death Stafford, England[1]
Playing position Half-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Stafford Rangers
1897–1900 Stoke 55 (1)
Featherstone Rangers
Brighton & Hove Albion
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Edward "Teddy" Parsons (January 1879 – 1956) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Stoke.[1]


Parsons was born in Stoke-upon-Trent and played amateur football with Stafford Rangers before joining Stoke in 1887.[1] He was used as back up to Joe Murphy but he played in all of Stoke's matches in the FA Cup in 1898–99 as the team reached the semi-final before being beaten 3–1 by Derby County.[1]

Murphy joined Woolwich Arsenal and Parsons took his place for the 1899–1900 and missed just two matches.[1] But he lost his place to Billy Leech and left Stoke for Featherstone Rangers and then Brighton & Hove Albion.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke[1] 1897–98 First Division 6 0 1 0 7 0
1898–99 First Division 13 0 6 0 19 0
1899–1900 First Division 31 1 2 0 33 1
1900–01 First Division 5 0 1 0 6 0
Career Total 55 1 10 0 65 1


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.