Pat Saward

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Pat Saward
Personal information
Full name Patrick Saward
Date of birth 17 August 1928
Place of birth Cobh, County Cork, Ireland
Date of death 20 September 2002(2002-09-20) (aged 74)
Place of death Newmarket, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1955 Millwall 118 (14)
1955–1961 Aston Villa 152 (2)
1961–1963 Huddersfield Town 59 (1)
National team
1954–1962 Republic of Ireland 18 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 August 2007.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 August 2007

Patrick "Pat" Saward (17 August 1928, in Cobh, County Cork, Ireland – 20 September 2002 in Newmarket, Cambridgeshire) was a professional footballer in the English football League and for the Republic of Ireland. He died of Alzheimer's disease in 2002.



He played as an amateur for Crystal Palace before he joined Milwall as a professional. He made 118 league appearances for Millwall before joining Aston Villa for £10,000 in the summer of 1955. During his time at Villa Park he won the FA Cup and the Second Division championship in 1960. He joined Huddersfield Town in 1961, playing 59 league games for the club.


He played at an international level for the Republic of Ireland, winning 18 caps.

Managerial career[edit]

Assistant manager of Coventry City FC In the late 1960s when Jimmy Hill was at the helm as manager, between 1970 - 1973 he was the manager of Brighton & Hove Albion. He also managed the "Al Nasr" side of Dubai, for a few years after his managerial stint at Brighton ended.

Later life[edit]

After running a holiday business in Majorca, Spain, he returned to England to retire to his native Newmarket. He died in September 2002, aged 74, as a result of Alzheimer's disease.[1]