Ted McDonald (footballer)

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Ted McDonald
Personal information
Full name Edward McDonald[1]
Date of birth 1876[1]
Place of birth Newcastle-under-Lyme, England[1]
Date of death October 1938 (age 61–62)[1]
Playing position Left half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1893 Stoke 0 (0)
1894–1896 Burslem Port Vale 46 (4)
1896–1897 Stoke 2 (0)
1897–1899 Burslem Port Vale 67 (7)
1899–1904 Notts County 139 (3)
Portsmouth
Total 247+ (14+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Edward McDonald (1876 – October 1938) was an English footballer who played at left half for Stoke, Burslem Port Vale, Notts County, and Portsmouth.

Playing career[edit]

McDonald played for Stoke, before joining Burslem Port Vale in July 1894.[1] He made 19 Second Division appearances in the 1894–95 season, and scored his first senior goal on 24 December, in a 5–2 defeat to Newton Heath at the Athletic Ground.[1] He played 30 games in the 1895–96 campaign, and scored in 4–0 home win over Rotherham Town and a 2–1 win over Newton Heath at Bank Street.[1]

McDonald returned to Stoke in August 1896, after Vale failed to gain re-election to the Football League.[1] He played two First Division games in the 1896–97 season, before leaving the Victoria Ground to return to Port Vale.[1] After helping the Midland League club to lift the Staffordshire Senior Cup in 1898, he scored seven goals in 39 appearances in the 1898–99 season.[1] He scored a hat-trick in a 4–1 victory over Luton Town on 4 March 1899.[1] He played nine league games at the start of the 1899–1900 season, before he was sold to Notts County for a 'considerable' fee in November 1899, after Vale suffered a financial crisis. He later played for Portsmouth.[1]

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Ted McDonald profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Burslem Port Vale 1894–95 Second Division 19 2 0 0 19 2
1895–96 Second Division 27 2 1 0 28 2
Total 46 4 1 0 47 4
Stoke 1896–97 First Division 2 0 0 0 2 0
Burslem Port Vale 1897–98 Midland League 21 3 5 1 26 4
1898–99 Second Division 19 2 0 0 19 2
1899–1900 Second Division 27 2 1 0 28 2
Total 67 7 6 1 73 8
Notts County 1899–1900 First Division 20 0 3 0 23 0
1900–01 First Division 32 0 2 0 34 0
1901–02 First Division 34 3 1 0 35 3
1902–03 First Division 28 0 5 0 33 0
1903–04 First Division 25 0 2 0 27 0
Total 139 3 13 0 152 3

Honours[edit]

with Port Vale

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 190. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.