Jack Edwards (footballer, born 1929)
|Full name||William John Edwards|
|Date of birth||6 July 1929|
|Place of birth||Risca, Wales|
|Date of death||May 2014(aged 84)|
|Place of death||Plymouth, England|
|Playing position||Full back|
|1961–19??||Ashford Town (Kent)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Edwards began his career as an amateur, initially with Cardiff City and then Lovells Athletic, from whom he joined Crystal Palace in June 1949. 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. After 68 appearances for Rochdale, Edwards moved into non-league football with Ashford Town (Kent), where he also held a coaching position.
Coaching and management career
Edwards was appointed as Torquay United manager in October 1971, a post he held until January 1973. He later returned to Exeter, for a short spell, before becoming assistant manager at Plymouth Argyle. He subsequently served Leeds United as a scout.
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