Jack Edwards (footballer, born 1929)

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Jack Edwards
Personal information
Full name William John Edwards
Date of birth (1929-07-06)6 July 1929
Place of birth Risca, Wales
Date of death May 2014 (2014-06) (aged 84)[1]
Place of death Plymouth,[1] England
Playing position Full back
Youth career
Cardiff City
Lovells Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1959 Crystal Palace 223 (0)
1959–1961 Rochdale 68 (1)
1961–19?? Ashford Town (Kent)
Teams managed
1963–1965 Exeter City
1971–1973 Torquay United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William John Edwards (6 July 1929 – May 2014) was a Welsh professional footballer and football manager. In his playing career he was a full-back.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Edwards began his career as an amateur, initially with Cardiff City and then Lovells Athletic,[3] from whom he joined Crystal Palace in June 1949.[2][4] Over the next ten seasons Edwards was a regular in the Crystal Palace side and made 223 League appearances before moving to Rochdale in June 1959.[4] After 68 appearances for Rochdale, Edwards moved into non-league football with Ashford Town (Kent),[2] where he also held a coaching position.[3]

Coaching and management career[edit]

In February 1963 he became manager of Exeter City, remaining in charge until early 1965.[5]

Edwards was appointed as Torquay United manager in October 1971, a post he held until January 1973.[5] He later returned to Exeter,[3] for a short spell, before becoming assistant manager at Plymouth Argyle.[3] He subsequently served Leeds United as a scout.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jack Edwards". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Jack Edwards". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Purkiss, Mike; Sands, Nigel (1989). Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–1989. The Breedon Books Publishing Company. p. 71. ISBN 0907969542. 
  4. ^ a b Purkiss, Mike; Sands, Nigel (1989). Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–1989. The Breedon Books Publishing Company. p. 324. ISBN 0907969542. 
  5. ^ a b "Managers: Jack Edwards". Soccerbase. Century Comm. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 

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