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Ted Crawford

Ted Crawford

Birthdate: 31 October 1906
Birthplace: Filey, Yorkshire, England
Date of death: 13 December 1977
Other clubs: Filey Town (1922-23), Scarborough Penguins, Scarborough Town, Filey Town (2 / 1929-31), Halifax Town (1931-32), Clapton Orient (1933-39); Watford, Brighton & Hove Albion (wartime guest)
Bought from: Halifax Town
Signed for LFC: £1,200, 25.05.1932
Liverpool debut: 27.08.1932
Last appearance: 29.04.1933
Debut goal: 27.08.1932
Last goal: 03.09.1932
Contract expiry: July 1933
Win ratio: 25% W:2 D:2 L:4
Games/goals ratio: 2
LFC league games/goals: 8 / 4
Total LFC games/goals: 8 / 4

Player profile

Crawford made his name in his hometown Filey in North Yorkshire where he set a local league record by scoring 141 goals in 73 matches! Crawford was picked up by Liverpool after scoring 20 goals in 29 matches in Third Division North with Halifax Town, his first professional club, where former Liverpool favourite, Alex Raisbeck, was in charge. Crawford made an impressive start to the 1932/33 League campaign with Liverpool, scoring four goals in his first three matches but drawing a blank in the following four. Despite his promising goalscoring start Crawford's eighth appearance against WBA at Anfield on 29 April 1933 proved to be his last in a Liverpool shirt. Crawford played 211 games for Clapton Orient (changed name to Leyton Orient in 1946) in Third Division South and the FA Cup, scoring 73 goals. After World War II, he embarked on a managerial career that took him to Degerfors in Sweden, Bologna and Livorno in Italy, AEK Athens in Greece and Barnet in London.

Renowned football writer, Brian Glanville, remembered his good friend in the Times in 2003: "A Yorkshireman from Filey, when it was a fishing village rather than a holiday camp, Crawford was the quintessence of the prewar pro: lean, tough, resilient and undemanding, with a talent for coaching that would emerge after he had retired from playing. Characteristically, he discovered that he had played his last six years as a forward for Clapton Orient with an undiagnosed broken ankle."

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 8 0 0 0 0 8
1932-1933 8 0 0 0 0 8

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
2 Sheffield United
1 Middlesbrough
1 Aston Villa
1 Newcastle United
1 Wolves
1 Bolton Wanderers
1 WBA
Total Competition
8 League

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 4 0 0 0 0 4
1932-1933 4 0 0 0 0 4

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
4 League
Total Goal minute period
2 31-45 minutes
1 46-60 minutes
1 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
4 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 27.08.1932 Wolves Anfield League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 42 27.08.1932 Wolves Anfield League

Related Articles

Storyteller supreme who lit up the coaching world

By Brian Glanville in The Times (London, England). (Nov. 29, 2003): Sports: p47.More

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Filey Town 1922-1923 0 0 0 0
Scarborough Penguins 1923- Yorkshire League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Scarborough Town 1923- N/A N/A N/A N/A
Filey Town 1929-1931 73 141 73 141
Halifax Town 1931-1932 England Third Division North 29 20 33 21
Clapton Orient 1933-1934 England Third Division South 32 10 34 10
Clapton Orient 1934-1935 England Third Division South 29 9 31 9
Clapton Orient 1935-1936 England Third Division South 41 23 48 25
Clapton Orient 1936-1937 England Third Division South 33 11 35 13
Clapton Orient 1937-1938 England Third Division South 36 6 38 6
Clapton Orient 1938-1939 England Third Division South 29 8 32 10
Total 302 228 324 235
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