Ted Vizard

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Ted Vizard
Personal information
Full name Edward Vizard
Date of birth (1889-06-07)7 June 1889
Place of birth Cogan, Penarth, Wales
Date of death 25 December 1973(1973-12-25) (aged 84)
Place of death Wolverhampton, England
Playing position Outside-left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1909–10 Barry District 24 (6)
1910–1931? Bolton Wanderers[1] 467 (64)
National team
1911–1926 Wales 22 (1)
Teams managed
1933–1939 Swindon Town
1939–1944 Queens Park Rangers
1944–1948 Wolverhampton Wanderers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Edward 'Ted' Vizard (7 June 1889[1] – 25 December 1973) was a Wales international footballer who became a manager. He spent almost all his playing career at Bolton Wanderers.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Cogan, Wales[1] Vizard joined Bolton Wanderers in September 1910 from Barry, making his debut later that year. From here, he never looked back making the outside left position his own for the next 18 seasons. In total, he made 512 appearances for the Trotters scoring 70 goals.

During his time at Bolton, he appeared in the 1923, 1926 and 1929 FA Cup Finals, all three victoriously. He remained in the team until retiring in 1931 aged 41, becoming the oldest player to play for the club (a record only broken in 1995 by Peter Shilton).

Vizard also won 22 international caps for Wales.[1]

Managerial career[edit]

Swindon Town[edit]

In April 1933 Vizard gave up his position as coach of the 'A' team with Bolton Wanderers in order to become the manager of Swindon Town, a position he held until 1939.[2]

QPR[edit]

After the 1938/39 season, Vizard left the club to take the reins at Queens Park Rangers, succeeding Billy Birrell. Due to the outbreak of World War II causing the suspension of league football, he never had the chance to manage them in a competitive game. Despite this they were relatively successful in wartime football and in 1944 he replaced Major Frank Buckley as manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Wolves[edit]

He was appointed Wolves manager in April 1944, and despite taking them to third place in the First Division in the first peacetime season in 1946/47, he was replaced by Stan Cullis in the summer of 1948.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Soccerdata. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ Matthews, Tony (2001). The Wolves Who's Who. Britespot. ISBN 1-904103-01-4. 
  3. ^ "Ted Vizard". Wolves Managers From 1885 to Present Day. The Wolves Site. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  • Macey, Gordon (1993). Queens Park Rangers – A Complete Record. The Breedon Books Publishing Company Limited. ISBN 1-873626-40-1.