Teddy Sandford

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Teddy Sandford
Personal information
Full name Edward Albert Sandford
Date of birth (1910-10-22)22 October 1910
Place of birth Handsworth, Birmingham, England
Date of death 13 May 1995(1995-05-13) (aged 84)
Place of death Great Barr, Birmingham, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
1929–1930 West Bromwich Albion (amateur)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1930–1939 West Bromwich Albion 286 (67)
1939–1941 Sheffield United
1941–1943 Morris Commercial F.C.
National team
1932 England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Edward Albert Sandford (22 October 1910 – 13 May 1995)[1] was an English footballer who played as an inside forward. During his professional career from 1930 to 1943 he represented West Bromwich Albion, Sheffield United, Morris Commercial and the England national football team.


Sandford was born in Handsworth, Birmingham. As a youth he played football for Tantany Athletic, Overend Wesley, Birmingham Carriage Works F.C. and Smethwick Highfield. In October 1929, while still an amateur, he joined West Bromwich Albion, the club that his uncle Abe Jones had represented between 1896 and 1901. Sandford turned professional in May 1930 and scored on his senior debut in November of the same year when Albion beat Preston North End 3–2 in a Division Two match. During his first season, he was part of the Albion side that won promotion to the First Division and that also beat Birmingham 2–1 in the 1931 FA Cup Final. In November 1932 he won his only England cap, in a 0–0 draw with Wales at Wrexham.[2] Sandford scored for West Bromwhich Albion in the 1935 FA Cup Final. He joined Sheffield United for £1500 in 1939, before finishing his career with Morris Commercial F.C., retiring in May 1943.[3] He died in Great Barr, Birmingham, in May 1995.


  1. ^ "England players: Teddy Sandford". englandfootballonline. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  2. ^ Teddy Sandford at Englandstats.com, Retrieved 4 October 2018
  3. ^ Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. p. 207. ISBN 1-85983-474-4.

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