John Edwards (footballer, born 1875)

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John Edwards
Personal information
Full name John Edwards
Date of birth 1875
Place of birth Staffordshire, England
Playing position Half-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1894 Burslem Port Vale 12 (3)
1894–1896 Stockport County ? (?)
1896 Burslem Port Vale 3 (1)
Grays United ? (?)
1902–1903 Queens Park Rangers 15 (4)
1903–1904 Plymouth Argyle 2 (0)
Total 32+ (8+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Edwards (born 1875; date of death unknown) was an English footballer, noted for his strength and erratic behaviour, who played as a half-back.

Playing career[edit]

Edwards joined Burslem Port Vale of the Football League Second Division in February 1894.[1] He was a regular for the rest of the season, and scored his first two goals in the Football League on 10 March, in a 5–3 win over Lincoln City at Athletic Ground. On 14 April, the final game of the season, he scored Vale's consolation goal in a 2–1 loss to Liverpool at Anfield. After seven appearances in 1894–95, he transferred to Stockport County in November 1894.[1] He returned to Vale in January 1896, but only played three league games before leaving at the end of the season.[1] He spent time with Grays United,[2] and was transferred to Queens Park Rangers in May 1902.[3] He then moved to South West England and playing for Cornish side Essa in 1903 when he signed for Plymouth Argyle ahead of the club's first season in professional football.[4] Edwards a reserve right-half during his time with the club and made three appearances in all competitions. He was released in 1904 and returned to Essa.[4]

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from John Edwards profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Burslem Port Vale 1893–94 Second Division 6 3 0 0 6 3
1894–95 Second Division 6 0 1 0 7 0
1895–96 Second Division 3 1 0 0 3 1
Total 15 4 1 0 16 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 94. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 82. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  3. ^ "Stats". qprnet.com. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "John Edwards". GoS-DB. Greens on Screen. Retrieved 1 July 2011.