Full name - William John Edwards
Date of birth - 6 July 1929
Place of birth - Risca, Wales
Date of death - May 2014 (aged 84)
Place of death - Plymouth, England
Playing position - Full back
1949–1959 - Apps:239 Goals:0
|William John Edwards (6 July 1929 – May 2014) was a Welsh professional footballer and football manager. In his playing |
career he was a full-back.
Edwards began his career as an amateur, initially with Cardiff City and then Lovells Athletic, from whom he joined Crystal Palace
in June 1949. Over the next ten seasons Edwards was a regular in the Crystal Palace side and made 223 League appearances before
moving to Rochdale in June 1959. After 68 appearances for Rochdale, Edwards moved into non-league football with Ashford Town
(Kent), where he also held a coaching position.
Coaching and management career
In February 1963 he became manager of Exeter City, remaining in charge until early 1965.
Edwards was appointed as Torquay United manager in October 1971, a post he held until January 1973. He later returned to Exeter,
for a short spell, before becoming assistant manager at Plymouth Argyle. He subsequently served Leeds United as a scout.
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