Ted Calland

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Ted Calland
Personal information
Full name Edward Calland[1]
Date of birth (1932-06-15)15 June 1932[1]
Place of birth Lanchester, County Durham, England[1]
Date of death 25 May 1995(1995-05-25) (aged 62)[1]
Place of death Torquay, England[1]
Playing position Centre-forward
Youth career
Durham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952 Fulham 0 (0)
1952–1957 Torquay United 47 (21)
1957–1960 Exeter City 106 (49)
1960–1961 Port Vale 12 (3)
1961–1962 Lincoln City 7 (3)
Cheltenham Town
Total 172+ (76+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Edward Calland (15 June 1932 – 25 May 1995) was an English professional footballer who played as a centre-forward. He scored 76 goals in 171 league games in a ten-year career in the Football League with Fulham, Torquay United, Exeter City, Port Vale, and Lincoln City.[2] His brothers Ralph and Albert also played professional football.

Playing career[edit]

Calland joined Bill Dodgin's Fulham in April 1952 from Northern League club Durham City. He was unable to break into the Fulham first-team and left Craven Cottage in September 1952, joining Torquay United on a free transfer, linking up with his older brothers Ralph and Albert. His league debut came in the 1952–53 season, and although not a first-team regular he managed to score 21 goals in 47 Third Division South games for Eric Webber's "Gulls". The Plainmoor side finished in mid-table in 1952–53, 1953–54, 1954–55 and 1955–56, before finishing in second place in 1956–57 – behind champions Ipswich Town on goal average.

In July 1957 he moved to league rivals Exeter City for a fee of £1,500. The "Grecians" finished bottom of the league in 1957–58, before replacing manager Bill Thompson with Frank Broome and finishing just one point outside the (newly created) Fourth Division promotion places in 1958–59. City then dropped down to ninth place in 1959–60. Calland scored 49 goals in 105 league games at St James Park. He left Exeter in August 1960 on a free transfer, joining Norman Low's Port Vale.[1] Nicknamed "Cheyenne" by supporters, he scored three goals in 12 Third Division games in the 1960–61 season as he lost his first team spot after just a month.[1] He left Vale Park on a free transfer to Lincoln City in July 1961.[1] He scored three times in seven Third Division games for Bill Anderson's "Imps" in 1961–62, and left Sincil Bank and later played for Southern League side Cheltenham Town.

Post-retirement[edit]

After retirement Calland returned to Torquay and ran the Torbay Cab Company. He died in May 1995 after a long illness and was survived by his widow Mary, eldest son Carl (who now runs the taxi company), daughter Natasha, and youngest son Tyrone.

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Ted Calland 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
Fulham 1951–52 First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Torquay United 1952–53 Third Division South 7 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
1953–54 Third Division South 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
1954–55 Third Division South 7 4 0 0 0 0 7 4
1955–56 Third Division South 29 15 2 2 0 0 31 17
Total 47 21 2 2 0 0 49 23
Exeter City 1957–58 Third Division South 34 15 1 1 0 0 35 16
1958–59 Fourth Division 44 27 1 1 0 0 45 28
1959–60 Fourth Division 28 7 1 0 0 0 29 7
Total 106 49 3 2 0 0 109 51
Port Vale 1960–61 Third Division 12 3 1 0 0 0 13 3
Lincoln City 1961–62 Third Division 7 3 0 0 2 0 9 3
Career Total 172 76 6 4 2 0 180 80

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 51. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ Stats at neilbrown site