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Eddie Turnbull
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Full name Edward Hunter Turnbull
Date of birth 12 April 1923 (1923-04-12) (age 86)
Place of birth    Falkirk, Scotland
Playing position Forward
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1946–1959 Hibernian 349 (150)   
National team
1948–1958 Scotland 009 00(0)
Teams managed
1963–1965
1965–1971
1971–1980
Queen's Park
Aberdeen
Hibernian

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

Edward Hunter Turnbull (born 12 April 1923) is a former Scottish professional association football player and manager.

During the 1950s he was one of the Famous Five, the noted Hibernian forward line, along with Gordon Smith, Bobby Johnstone, Lawrie Reilly, and Willie Ormond. During his time with Hibernian they won three Scottish Football League titles, and in 1955 he was the first British player to score in a European club competition.

He was manager of Aberdeen between 1965 and 1971 during which time he had some success, winning the 1970 Scottish Cup and finishing second in the league in 1971.

After that he returned to Edinburgh to become manager of Hibernian. While at Hibernian they won the Scottish League Cup in 1972, and he masterminded their most famous victory, a 7–0 win over their rivals Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle Stadium on 1 January 1973.

Although Turnbull was selected nine times to play for Scotland and played in the 1958 FIFA World Cup, he did not physically receive an international cap at the time. This was because he did not play in any Home International matches, and caps were only awarded for playing in those matches until the mid 1970s. This situation was rectified in 2006 as a result of Gary Imlach's successful campaign for his father Stewart Imlach and other players affected by this rule to receive recognition.[1]

See also

References

  • Reid, Harry (2005). The Final Whistle?. Birlinn. ISBN 1-84158-362-6.  

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