Joe Edelston

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Joe Edelston
Personal information
Full name Joseph Edelston[1]
Date of birth 27 April 1891
Place of birth Appley Bridge, England
Date of death 10 March 1970(1970-03-10) (aged 78)[1]
Place of death London, England[2]
Playing position Half back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Appley Bridge
St Helens Recreation
1912–1920 Hull City 109 (0)
1920 Manchester City 6 (0)
1920–1924 Fulham 67 (0)
Teams managed
1925–1937 Fulham Reserves
1934 Fulham (caretaker)
1934–1935 Fulham (caretaker)
1938–1939 Brentford (assistant)
1939–1947 Reading
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Joe Edelston (27 April 1891 – 10 March 1970)[2] was an English professional football player and manager, best remembered for his 17 years serving Fulham in the Football League as a player, caretaker manager and reserve team manager.[3] He also represented Hull City and Manchester City as a player and was included in the FA XI squad for a tour of South Africa in 1910.[1][4] Later in his career he managed Reading and worked for Brentford and Leyton Orient as a coach.[5][6] His son Maurice was also a footballer and later a successful sports broadcaster.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 9. ISBN 190589161X.
  2. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (8 August 2013). MANCHESTER CITY: Player by Player. Amberley Publishing Limited.
  3. ^ "Joe Edelston 1935 | Fulham Football Club". Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  4. ^ "BRITISH FA XI TOURS". Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b Haynes, Graham; Coumbe, Frank (2006). Timeless Bees: Brentford F.C. Who's Who 1920–2006. Harefield: Yore Publications. p. 52. ISBN 978-0955294914.
  6. ^ Moore, Tom (25 May 2017). "In pictures: Brentford FC in the 1920s and 1930s". getwestlondon. Retrieved 29 May 2017.