Edward Parsons (footballer)
|Full name||Edward Parsons|
|Date of birth||January 1879|
|Place of birth||Stoke-upon-Trent, England|
|Date of death||1956 (aged 77)|
|Place of death||Stafford, England|
|–||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Parsons was born in Stoke-upon-Trent and played amateur football with Stafford Rangers before joining Stoke in 1887. He was used as back up half-back 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.
Murphy joined Woolwich Arsenal and Parsons took his place for the 1899–1900 and missed just two matches. But he lost his place to Billy Leech and left Stoke for Featherstone Rangers and then Brighton & Hove Albion.