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Ray Crawford

Ipswich Town FC

2 appearances, 1 goal

P 2 W 1 D 1 L 0 F 4: A 2
75% successful

1961-62

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Raymond Crawford
Born 13 July 1936 in Portsmouth, Hampshire [registered in Portsmouth, September 1936].
Married to Eileen N. Inkpen [registered in Portsmouth, June 1958].
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st. 10lbs [1962].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies Curse of the Jungle Boy - Ray Crawford with Michael Wood (PB Publishing 2007)
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Played junior football in Portsmouth. Joining Portsmouth FC as an amateur in June 1954, turning professional the following December. After just nineteen league appearances, and nine goals, Ipswich Town FC signed Crawford in September 1958 for £6000. He made 197 league appearances and scored an astonishing 143 goals. Joined Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in September 1963 for £42,000, for another 57 league appearances and another 39 goals. West Bromwich Albion FC signed Crawford in February 1965 for £35,000. But after only six goals in fourteen league matches, he returned to Ipswich Town FC in March 1966 for £15,000 and made another 123 league appearances, and scored 61 goals. Charlton Athletic FC took him in £12,500 for 21 league matches and seven goals. Kettering Town FC later on in the year, in October, signed him. In June 1970, Colchester United FC paid £3000 and he subsequently scored 24 goals in 45 league appearances. Joined Durban City FC in South Africa from August to October 1971.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1960-61, 1967-68; Football League Champions 1961-62;
Individual honours Football League (three appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 800th players (801) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 354, 22 November 1961, England 1 Northern Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 25 years 133 days.
Last match No. 355, 4 April 1962, England 3 Austria 1, a friendly match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 25 years 266 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1961-62;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Crawford is also the Patron of Football For Cancer

Beyond England

Became the youth coach of Brighton & Hove Albion when he returned, but left when Brian Clough became the manager, later having spells at Eden FC in New Zealand and as Youth coach at Portsmouth FC in the mid-1970's, finally leaving again in 1978. Later managed Fareham Town FC and Winchester City FC, finally retiring in 1984, who became the a merchandising representative. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.78.

 

Ray Crawford - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 1 2 0 0 180 1 180 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Ray Crawford - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - White 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1

 

Ray Crawford - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Friendly 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1

 

Ray Crawford - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1961-62 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

 

Ray Crawford - Match History
 Club: Ipswich Town F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 2 full capsx

Age 25
1 354 22 November 1961 - England 1 Northern Ireland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HD Start 9
2 355 4 April 1962 - England 3 Austria 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 8 9

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