Ted Devey

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Ted Devey
Personal information
Full name Edwin James Devey
Date of birth August 1862 (1862-08)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Date of death 2 September 1946(1946-09-02) (aged 84)
Place of death Birmingham, England
Playing position Left half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Birmingham Excelsior
1888–1896 Small Heath 138 (5)
1896–???? Burton Wanderers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Edwin James Devey (August 1862 – 2 September 1946) was an English professional footballer who played as a left half.

Football career[edit]

Born in Small Heath, Birmingham, Jolley played for Birmingham Excelsior before signing for Small Heath in 1888. A defensive wing half with strong tackling, he went on to make 155 appearances in the FA Cup, Football Alliance and the Football League for the club in the early days of its history. He helped the club win the inaugural Football League Second Division championship in 1892–93 and promotion to the First Division the following year. In 1896 he moved to Burton Wanderers; playing against them in the 1888 FA Cup, he scored four goals in Small Heath's 9–0 win, as did his brother Will.[1]


He came from a footballing family; brother Will played for Small Heath and several other Midlands clubs, and other brothers Jack, Harry and Bob also played for Aston Villa. Devey died in Birmingham aged about 84. Another brother, Abel, was a cricketer with Staffordshire.[2]


  1. ^ Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. pp. 92, 140–43, 231. ISBN 1-85983-010-2. 
  2. ^ "Abel Devey". cricketarchive. Retrieved 1 March 2009.