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Eddie Newton
Personal information
Full name Edward John Ikem Newton
Date of birth December 13, 1971 (1971-12-13) (age 38)
Place of birth    Hammersmith, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club West Bromwich Albion (Assistant Head Coach)
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1990–1999
1992
1999–2000
2000
2000
2000–2001
Chelsea
Cardiff City (loan)
Birmingham City
Oxford United
Barnet
Hayes
Total
165 0(8)
018 0(4)
004 0(0)
007 0(0)
004 0(0)
006 0(0)
204 (12)   
National team
1993 England U21 002 0(0)

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

Edward John Ikem 'Eddie' Newton (born 13 December 1971 in Hammersmith, Greater London) is a former English footballer who played most notably for Chelsea as a defensive midfielder. He is currently assistant head coach at English football club West Bromwich Albion.

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Playing Career

After making his way through the Chelsea youth system he was loaned out to Cardiff City in January 1992, making his debut in a 4-0 win over Chesterfield. Unfortunately Cardiff fell three points short of a play-off place and Newton returned to Chelsea. He played for Chelsea in the 1994 FA Cup Final, but his foul on Ryan Giggs in the second half saw him cautioned and led to Manchester United receiving a penalty which was scored by Eric Cantona. [1] Chelsea went on to lose 4-0 but United had won the double to qualify for the European Cup, allowing Chelsea to play European football for the first time in the 1970s with a place in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. Newton was part of the team that reached the semi-finals of the 1994-95 competition and also the semi-finals of the 1995-96 FA Cup.

Newton famously scored Chelsea's second, clinching, goal in the 1997 FA Cup final to seal a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough. He won the Cup Winners' Cup and League Cup with the club a year later, but was thereafter hampered in his quest for a starting place by injuries and manager Gianluca Vialli's signing of French World Cup-winning midfielder Didier Deschamps.

He joined Birmingham City in July 1999 on a free transfer before spending short spells at various lower league clubs, including Oxford United and Barnet. He later retired due to a knee injury and converted to Islam[1]. and married his Turkish/Swedish wife Zeliha Newton in 2003.[citation needed] He is business director of New Vision Sports Ltd, which offers grass root multi sports for children, after school clubs, personal training and holiday schemes. Newton also hosted Football Icon 1 and 2 alongside Jamie Redknapp.

Football Management

A few years after finishing his football career Newton went to coach a kids school football team at Mount carmel primary school, Ealing, London. he was the head coach and coached many different age groups.

On 2 July 2008 Newton was appointed assistant manager to Roberto Di Matteo at Milton Keynes Dons.

A year later, on 30 June 2009, Di Matteo was appointed head coach of West Bromwich Albion and it was reported that Newton would be joining him at the club as assistant head coach[2].

Honours

Chelsea
  • Runner-up (1): 1997

References & notes

  1. ^ "Where are they now? Eddie Newton". The Observer. 11 May 2008. http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2008/may/11/chelsea. Retrieved 30 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Di Matteo is new Albion boss". Express and Star. 30 June 2009. http://www.expressandstar.com/2009/06/30/di-matteo-is-new-albion-boss/. Retrieved 30 June 2009. 
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