Reg Edwards (footballer, born 1953)

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Reg Edwards
Personal information
Full name Reginald Ernest Edwards[1]
Date of birth (1953-01-28) 28 January 1953 (age 64)[1]
Place of birth Rugeley, England[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Nuneaton Borough
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1975 Port Vale 8 (0)
Brereton Social
Redditch United
Stafford Rangers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Reginald Ernest Edwards (born 28 January 1953) is an English former football goalkeeper. He played for Port Vale between 1972 and 1975, before heading into non-league football with Brereton Social, Redditch United, Stafford Rangers and Alvechurch.

Playing career[edit]

Edwards played for Nuneaton Borough before joining Gordon Lee's Port Vale, initially on a trial basis, in July 1972.[1] He signed permanently in September 1972, and made his debut in a 2–0 defeat to Charlton Athletic at The Valley on 2 December that year.[1] He played one further Third Division game in the 1972–73 season.[1] He featured in four league and one League Cup game in the 1973–74 season and made two league appearances in the 1974–75 campaign.[1] He was always a reserve keeper at Vale Park though, behind first Alan Boswell and when he left, John Connaughton.[1] Edwards was given a free transfer by "Valiants" manager Roy Sproson in May 1975 and moved on to Brereton Social, Redditch United (Southern League), Stafford Rangers (Northern Premier League) and Alvechurch.[1]


  • Sourced from Reg Edwards profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1972–73 Third Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1973–74 Third Division 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
1974–75 Third Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 8 0 0 0 1 0 9 0


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 94. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.