THE DUNCAN EDWARDS
BLACK COUNTRY BOY TO RED DEVIL
Born on 1 October 1936 in Dudley, Duncan attended the Priory Primary school and Wolverhampton Street Secondary school, honing his footballing talent on their playgrounds and playing fields, often with much older lads before progressing to the more organised level of schoolboy football.
National Service (Years)
First Division Championships
Duncan Edwards would have become the greatest player this country has ever seen. Such a tragic loss and it still saddens me today. Rest peacefully.
I played for Scotland when Duncan Edwards made his debut for England as an eighteen year old at Wembley Stadium in 1955. England won 7-2 and Dennis Wilshaw of the Wolves scored 4 goals – but it was Duncan Edwards who was the star of the show. Duncan was the complete footballer and there is…
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THE ICON AND THE PRINCE
The Duncan Edwards Tribute has, unfortunately, not escaped the COVID 19 restrictions and we were forced some months ago to cancel our Annual Dinner at the Copthorne Hotel scheduled for Thursday, October 1st – the anniversary of Duncan’s birthday. However, we remain undeterred and we are already planning next year’s event. We are delighted toRead more
YOUNG FOOTBALLERS COMPETE FOR DUNCAN EDWARDS TROPHY
The Black Country’s most famous sporting star is being honoured by a new trophy in his name. Contested by players aged under 15s, the Duncan Edwards Challenge Trophy aims to reward young talent as Edwards himself was a prolific schoolboy footballer and county representative. The new competition will be launched by the Duncan Edwards Tribute,Read more
DUNCAN'S COUSIN PRESENTS MUG TO ARCHIVE COLLECTION
A special limited edition Duncan Edwards bone china mug has been presented to the Duncan Edwards Archive Collection. Betty Cooksey, who is Duncan’s cousin and his closest living relative, commissioned 50 of the commemorative mugs to be distributed to family, close friends and former team-mates. Duncan Edwards Tribute chairman Jim Cadman said: “Betty and herRead more