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Eddie Colquhoun
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Personal information
Full name Edmund Peter Skirving Colquhoun
Date of birth March 29, 1945 (1945-03-29) (age 64)
Place of birth    Prestonpans, Scotland
Playing position Centre back
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1962–1967
1967–1968
1968–1978
1978–1980
1981
Bury
West Bromwich Albion
Sheffield United
Detroit Express
Washington Diplomats
Total
081 0(2)
046 0(1)
363 (21)
0069 0(4)
009 0 (0)(?)
490 (24)   
National team
1971–1973 Scotland 009

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Edmund Peter Skirving Colquhoun (born March 29, 1945 in Prestonpans, Scotland) was a footballer who played for Sheffield United and Scotland. He played in the position of Centre back.

Known to players and fans as Eddie Colquhoun, he started his professional football career with Bury in 1962. He made 81 league appearances and scoring twice for the the Shakers. He moved on to West Bromwich Albion in 1967. He stayed for three seasons with West Brom.

In 1968, Sheffield United had just been relegated to Second Division, the Blades manager at the time was Arthur Rowley, and he signed Colquhoun from West Brom for £27,500.[1]

He made his debut for Sheffield United against Huddersfield Town on October 19, 1968. Colquhoun was uncompromising, hard tackling and a leader in his play, and was instantly made team captain for his home debut at Bramall Lane against Charlton Athletic on October 26, 1968, in match United won 2-0. The following week he scored his first goal for the Blades against Portsmouth at Fratton Park on November 2.

Colquhoun proved to be an excellent signing and was an integral part of the Sheffield United side which won promotion to the First Division in season 1970-71. He made a total of 416 appearances (363 league) with 21 goals (21 league) in all competitions for Sheffield United between 1968-1978.[2]

A sign of his popularity was the chant containing his name; We ain't got a barrel of money, We ain't got Woodward or Currie, But with Eddie Colquhoun, Promotion soon, United.

He won nine international caps for Scotland between 1971-1973. He made his international debut in a UEFA European Football Championship Qualifier against Portugal at Hampden Park on October 13, 1971.[3]

References and notes

  1. ^ Clarebrough, Denis (1989). Sheffield United F.C., The First 100 years. Sheffield United Football Club.  
  2. ^ Since 1988 Football League Database. (accessed 28 December 2006)
  3. ^ Scottish Football Association Official Site. (accessed 28 December 2006)

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