Keith Edwards

Born:

16.007.1957

Birthplace:

Middlesborough

Height:

5' 7"

Weight:

10st 3lb

Position:

Forward

Debut:

19.08.78 Carlisle Utd (h) 1-1

Joined From (1):

Sheffield United (August 1978)

Left For (1):

Sheffield United (September 1981)

Joined From (2):

Aberdeen (March 1988)

Left For (2):

Stockport County (September 1989)

Honours:

(Sheffield Utd.): Champions Div. 4 1981/82

Elected:

September 2000

Clubs:

Junior Football (Stockton) Amateur
Sheffield Utd
HULL CITY
Sheffield Utd
Leeds Utd
Aberdeen
HULL CITY
Stockport County
Huddersfield Town
Plymouth Argyle
Stafford Rangers
Stalybridge Celtic
Alfreton Town

Profile:

Edwards was a forward much in demand, for he had that rare commodity, the ability to score goals. During his first spell with the Tigers there were occasions when his performances were reminiscent of the legendary 'Waggy'. He had pace, he had talent and he could shoot with substantial power. Even his first season's tally of goals, 25, was the nearest anyone had come to threaten Waggy's record haul of 31 in 1965/66. A new hero was emerging. Sheffield United, realising their mistake in letting such a talent leave, were forced to pay £95,000 - a figure set by an independent tribunal - to secure his return. It was daylight robbery. Edwards scored goals aplenty as the Blades secured promotion from Division 4.

The goals continued to flow and consequently the big clubs started to hover. Leeds Utd. were the lucky ones, or so it seemed. His move to Elland Road however did not produce the anticipated results. The goal rush became a mere steady flow and Leeds cut their losses, selling him on to Aberdeen. The Scottish air saw no improvement in Edwards's perceived goal malaise.

Tigers' fans, in the belief that a re-acquaintance with familiar surroundings would restore this goal machine to pristine condition welcomed Edwards back to Boothferry Park. It did the trick. His second spell with the Tigers saw him score 33 goals in 59 games and in the process he played a major role in staving off relegation as well as finishing the 88/89 season as the leading goalscorer in Division 2. The hero was back, but then almost as quickly he was gone again, this time to Stockport.

SEASON

LEAGUE

FA CUP

FL CUP

OTHER COMPS

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Goals

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Goals

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Goals

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Goals

1978/79

46

24

2

1

3

1979/80

41

19

2

2

1

1980/81

38

2

13

6

4

2

3

1981/82

5

1

2

1

2

1

1987/88

9

3

1988/89

44

26

3

3

2

1

1

1989/90

2

1

1

Total

185

2

86

13

0

8

12

1

2

5

2

1