Ted Powell

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Ted Powell
Personal information
Full name Edward W Powell
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Loughborough College
Sutton United
Wycombe Wanderers
National team
Great Britain
England Amateurs 51
Teams managed
1976–1977 Wycombe Wanderers
1977–1983 Malawi
England U18
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Edward W Powell (1940 – 22 September 2005) was a gifted amateur footballer who went on to coach the Malawi national football team and the England Under-18 side which won the European Championship in 1993. Powell was a teacher at Sutton Grammar School in the early 1970s when he played amateur football for Sutton United.[1]

Early life[edit]

Powell was brought up in Sheffield where he attended King Edward VII School from 1952 to 1959. He played in both the football[2] and cricket[3] First XIs.

Football career[edit]

Powell was an amateur football player. In the early 1960s he played for Yorkshire Amateur in the Yorkshire league. In the late 1960s and early 1970s he was a wing-half for Sutton United and Wycombe Wanderers, later managing both clubs, and represented both England Amateurs (51 caps) and the Great Britain Olympic team.[4] In the 1968-69 season he broke his leg.[5] He was also a member of the British national side which failed to qualify for the 1972 Summer Olympics.[6]

He became a coach for The FA and later at Spurs at youth level. He was National Football Coach in Malawi from 1977 to 1983, during which time the team won the East and Central African challenge cup twice.

He coached the England Under-18 side to the 1993 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship;[7] the team included Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Nicky Butt, Sol Campbell and Robbie Fowler.[8][9]


  1. ^ Sutton United .v.Leeds United Souvenir Programme 24 January 1970 FA Cup 4th Rd Programme notes
  2. ^ "KES Soccer First XI 1958/59". Oldedwardians.org.uk. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  3. ^ "King Edward VII School Sheffield - KES MAGAZINE, SUMMER 1957". Oldedwardians.org.uk. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  4. ^ "The official site of Wycombe Wanderers". Mobile.wycombewanderers.co.uk. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  5. ^ Sutton Utd .v. Leeds programme notes 1970 (op cit)
  6. ^ James Dart (12 October 2005). "The last British football team". The Guardian. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ "Sol's Tribute to Ted". TheFA.com. 24 September 2005. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  8. ^ Young, James (17 July 1993). "Football: Powell's embarrassment of attacking riches: England manager relishes the opportunity to build confidence and develop gifted players for full national squad. Phil Shaw reports - Sport". The Independent. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  9. ^ Young, James (26 July 1993). "Football: Caskey spurs England to glory: Young Turks are routed as Powell's talented team become European champions: Jon Culley reports from the City Ground - Sport". The Independent. Retrieved 9 November 2012.