Ted Duckhouse

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Ted Duckhouse
Personal information
Full name Edward Duckhouse[1]
Date of birth (1918-04-09)9 April 1918[1]
Place of birth Shelfield, Staffordshire, England
Date of death 1978 (aged 59–60)
Place of death Walsall, Staffordshire, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Walsall Wood
Cannock Chase Colliery
Streetly Works
1937–1938 West Bromwich Albion 0 (0)
1938–1950 Birmingham City 119 (4)
1950–1952 Northampton Town 68 (0)
1952–1955 Rushden Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Edward Duckhouse (9 April 1918 – 1978) was an English professional footballer who played as a defender. He made over 100 appearances in the top two divisions of the Football League for Birmingham City, playing his part in the Second Division championship-winning side of 1948, and also played for Northampton Town.[2]

Duckhouse was born in Shelfield, near Walsall in Staffordshire. He began his football career with works teams before joining West Bromwich Albion and then Birmingham as an amateur. He turned professional with Birmingham in 1938. His career was badly disrupted by the Second World War, but he did help Birmingham to reach the semifinal of the first post-war FA Cup, in which they played Derby County.[1] The tie went to a replay, and remained goalless after 90 minutes; after five minutes of extra time, Duckhouse broke his leg colliding with Peter Doherty in a vain attempt to stop him scoring the opening goal. In those days there were no substitutes, so Birmingham had to play the remainder of the match with ten men; they lost 4–0.[3] Duckhouse died in Walsall in 1978 aged about 60.[4][5]



  1. ^ a b c d Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 84. ISBN 1-85983-010-2. 
  2. ^ "Ted Duckhouse". UK A-Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "The Maine men". Derby Evening Telegraph. Archived from the original on 23 October 2007. 
  4. ^ "Ted Duckhouse". Hugman's Footballers. Barry J. Hugman. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "England & Wales deaths 1837–2007 Transcription". Edward Duckhouse. Birth date: 9 Apr 1918. Death quarter: 2. Death year: 1978. District: Walsall. County: Staffordshire. Volume: 34. Page: 0433. Retrieved 24 April 2015 – via Findmypast. (Subscription required (help)).