Bob Edwards

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Bob Edwards
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0Full Name Robert Henry Edwards
0Date of Birth 22 May 1931
0Place of Birth Guildford, England
0Position Inside forward
0Chelsea career 1951-1955
0Debut 26 December 1952
0Games (goals) 13 (2)
0Other clubs Woking
Swindon Town
Norwich City
Northampton Town

Robert Henry "Bob" Edwards (born 22 May 1931 in Guildford, Surrey) made thirteen appearances for Chelsea between 1952 and 1955, as an inside left.


Chelsea career

Edwards made his Chelsea debut at the age of 21 in a 1-1 draw with Stoke City mid-way through the 1952-53 season. A regular starter in the latter half of the season, making twelve appearances, he scored his first goal for Chelsea in a 3-2 away win against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in March 1953. He scored his second goal for the club nine days later, in a 3-0 home win against Liverpool. Unused during 1953-54, he made one appearance during Chelsea's league title-winning season before leaving the club prior to 1955-56. [1]

After Chelsea

Upon leaving Chelsea Edwards signed for Swindon Town, where he was a success; scoring 69 goals in 185 appearances over four and a half seasons. In 1959 he was signed by Norwich City along with fellow forward John Richards for a combined fee of £6,000. [2] Despite his impressive record at Swindon, Edwards would make just one first team appearance for Norwich before joining Northampton Town in 1961. [3]


Season League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1952-53 12 2 0 0 12 2
1953-54 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954-55 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 13 2 0 0 13 2


# Season Date Year Competition Opponent Score Result Venue
11952-5314 March1953First DivisionTottenham Hotspur3-2White Hart Lane
21952-5323 March1953First DivisionLiverpool2-03-0Stamford Bridge
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