Teddy Duckworth

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Teddy Duckworth
Personal information
Full name Thomas Crook Duckworth
Date of birth 1882
Place of birth Blackpool, England
Playing position Outside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1902 Blackpool 10 (3)
1903–1904 West Ham United ? (?)
1903–1904 Blackburn Rovers 1 (0)
1905 Blackpool 24 (2)
Total ? (?)
Teams managed
1921–1929 Servette
1924 Switzerland
1928 Switzerland
1930 Servette
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Crook "Teddy" Duckworth (born 1882) was an English professional football player and manager. As a player, he was an outside right. He played in the Football League and the Southern League for Blackpool, West Ham United and Blackburn Rovers.


Playing career[edit]

Born in Blackpool, Duckworth began his career with his hometown club in 1902. He made ten League appearances during the 1902–03 campaign, scoring three goals. He spent the 1903–04 season with West Ham, firstly, then Blackburn Rovers, back in his native Lancashire. After making just one League appearance for Rovers, he returned for a second spell with Blackpool late in the 1904–05 season, but did not make any appearances. The following term, however, he made 24 League appearances and scored two goals, before bringing his short career to a close.

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring as a player, and after serving in World War I, Duckworth coached Swiss team Servette between 1921 and 1929, and again briefly in 1930.[1]

He also coached the Swiss national team at the Summer Olympics in 1924 (earning a silver medal)[2] and 1928.


  • Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888-1939. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.