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Edmund Crawford

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Edmund Crawford
Date of birth(1906-10-31)31 October 1906
Place of birthFiley, England
Date of death13 December 1977(1977-12-13) (aged 71)
Place of deathLondon, England
Playing positionForward
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
Scarborough Town
Scarborough Penguins
1922–1923 and 1929-1931Filey Town
1931–1932Halifax Town
1932–1933Liverpool8(4)
1933–1945Clapton Orient218(73)
Teams managed
Degerfors IF
1950–1951Bologna
Livorno
1953–1954AEK Athens
1956–1957Barnet

Edmund "Ted" Crawford (31 October 1906 - 13 December 1977) was an English footballer and football manager.

Playing career

Crawford started his career as an amateur when joining his two brothers at Filey Town in February 1922. He moved to Scarborough Penguins in 1923, then to Scarborough Town before returning to Filey Town for two seasons in 1929, where he set a local league record by scoring 141 goals in 73 matches. His first professional contract was at Halifax Town in 1931. He then signed for Liverpool where he scored 4 goals in 8 matches.[1] In 1933, he joined Clapton Orient, where he ended his playing career. He played his last 6 years with an undiagnosed broken ankle.[2]

Coaching career

After the World War II, he started his coaching career in Sweden with Degerfors IF. He then went to Italy, at Bologna, as George Raynor told him there was a job. He then went to Livorno, AEK Athens and Barnet, also later assisted at Crewe Alexandra. ref name="timesonline.co.uk"/>

References

  1. ^ "Edmund Crawford Profile". LFCHistory.net. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Storyteller supreme who lit up the coaching world". Brian Glanville, The Times (London). 2003-11-29. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
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