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Eddie Edgar
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Personal information
Full name Edward Edgar
Date of birth 31 October 1956 (1956-10-31) (age 53)
Place of birth    Jarrow, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
0000-1974 Newcastle United
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Newcastle United
Hartlepool United
01 (0)
75 (0)   
Teams managed
2008 London City

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

Eddie Edgar (born October 31, 1956) is an English former professional football goalkeeper.



Edgar was born in Jarrow and most notably played professionally for Newcastle United, although he made only one appearance for the club in a 4-2 FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Derby County in 1976. He also played for Hartlepool United before moving to North America where he continued to play professionally. He now resides in Kitchener, Ontario.

Personal Life

He now is a businessman and lives outside the UK with his wife, and was last publicly seen on Tyneside at the Newcastle United home game versus Manchester United on January 1 2007, watching his son, David Edgar make his home debut, and ironically score, gaining much love from the Geordie public.

Eddie Edgar still has family roots on the Tyne, namely his father, known only as Mr Edgar, whom lives contently in Jarrow, also a very close relative to the Geordie Goalkeeper is major businessman Ged Edgar owner of Atlantic antics soft play, Jarrow. Edgar involves himself in Sport in the Community. He trains and coaches a young group of footballers from local, Jarrow St Bedes RC Primary School.

His son David is a footballer who plays professionally as a central defender for English Premier League club Burnley.

Managerial career


University of Waterloo

Edgar coached the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, ON and laid the seeds for a program that would eventually reach its first national championship tournament (a year after Edgar left the team).

London City

Edgar was signed as the manager of London City of the Canadian Soccer League to replace cancer fighting Harry Gauss, but was sacked on June 6, 2008 after a string of poor performances[1].



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