Eddie Quigley

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Edward Quigley (13 July 1921 – 18 April 1997) was an English football player and manager.

He was born in Bury, Lancashire,[1] the son of Edward and Martha (née Rowley) Quigley.

He scored 179 goals from 337 appearances in the Football League playing as a centre-forward for Bury, Sheffield Wednesday, Preston North End and Blackburn Rovers in the post World War II era.[2] He was transferred from Sheffield Wednesday to Preston for a fee of £26,500, which was at the time a British transfer record.[1]

In April 1967, after a brief spell as caretaker manager at Blackburn, Quigley was confirmed in the position on a permanent basis.[1] In October 1970, he was replaced by Johnny Carey and became chief scout. He and Carey were both sacked on 7 June 1971.[3]

He later managed Stockport County.[1]

He died in Blackpool in 1997 at the age of 75.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Ponting, Ivan (23 April 1997). "Obituary: Eddie Quigley". The Independent. Retrieved 20 May 2009.
  2. ^ "Birmingham City : 1947/48 – 2007/08". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 19 May 2009.
  3. ^ "Blackburn Sack Carey". Coventry Evening Telegraph. 7 June 1971. p. 31. Retrieved 23 November 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.

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