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Eddie Boot
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Full name Edmund Boot
Date of birth 13 October 1915(1915-10-13)
Place of birth Laughton Common, England
Date of death 1999 (aged 83–84)
Playing position Left half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Aughton
Denaby United
1934–1937 Sheffield United 41 (0)
1937–1952 Huddersfield Town 305 (5)
Teams managed
1960–1964 Huddersfield Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Edmund "Eddie" Boot (13 October 1915 – 1999) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League as a left half for Sheffield United and Huddersfield Town.[1][2] He went on to become manager of Huddersfield Town.[3]

Boot was born in Laughton Common, near Rotherham. He played non-league football for Aughton and Denaby United[1] before joining Sheffield United in 1934.[3] He played 41 matches for the club in the Second Division,[1] then in 1937 signed for First Division club Huddersfield Town. He appeared in the 1938 FA Cup Final,[3] captained the side in the post-war period, and played 305 games for Huddersfield, all in the First Division, before retiring as a player in 1952. He then joined the coaching staff at the club, and in 1960 was appointed manager, a post which he held for four years. Boot died in 1999.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 30. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6.  
  2. ^ a b "Eddie Boot". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. http://www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com/player4/eddieboot.htm. Retrieved 7 October 2009.  
  3. ^ a b c "Vote for your favourite legend". Huddersfield Daily Examiner. 30 August 2005. http://www.examiner.co.uk/huddersfield-town-fc/huddersfield-town-news/2005/08/30/vote-for-your-favourite-legend-86081-15912318/. Retrieved 7 October 2009.  
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