Raymond Westwood

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Raymond Westwood
Personal information
Full name Raymond William Westwood
Date of birth (1912-04-14)14 April 1912
Place of birth Kingswinford, England
Date of death January 1982 (aged 69)
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Stourbridge
Brierley Hill Alliance
1928–1947 Bolton Wanderers 301 (127)
1947–1948 Chester 38 (13)
1948 Darwen
Total 339 (140)
National team
1934–1936 England 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Raymond William Westwood (14 April 1912 – January 1982) was an English footballer who played at both professional and international levels as an inside forward.

Career[edit]

Born in Kingswinford, Westwood played professionally for Bolton Wanderers and Chester, making a total of 339 appearances in the Football League; he also played non-league football for Stourbridge, Brierley Hill Alliance and Darwen.[1][2]

Westwood earned six caps for England between 1934 and 1936.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He was the uncle of Duncan Edwards (1936–1958), the Manchester United and England wing-half who died as a result of the Munich air disaster in February 1958.[4]

He died in January 1982 at the age of 69.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. 
  2. ^ "Biography". Spartacus Schoolnet. 
  3. ^ Raymond Westwood England profile at Englandstats
  4. ^ Roger Clarke (21 February 2008). "Football: Dudley's jewel in the crown... Busby Babe Duncan Edwards died 50 years ago today, aged just 21. ROGER CLARKE gives his personal account of a sporting legend and the tragedy of Munich". Birmingham Mail.