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Eddie Shimwell

Blackpool FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 1: A 3
0% successful

1946-49

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Edmund Shimwell
Born 27 February 1920 in Bolehill, Wirksworth, Derbyshire [registered as Edmond in Bakewell, March 1920].
To Daniel Stone (1895-1974) and Marion Christina (nee Phillips) (b.16 March 1898 d.14 December 1984)

Register Notes

According to the 1939 register, Edmund was a loader at the local limestone quarry. He is the oldest of at least five children to Daniel and Marion. They live at 49 Top Road in Bole Hill, between Wirksworth and Cromford.

Married to Dorothy Bowyer, in St. Mary's Church in Wirksworth [registered in Belper, June 1941]. Dorothy died 13 March 1987.
Died 3 October 1988, aged 68 years 219 days [registered in Blackpool & Fylde, December 1988].
Buried in Wirksworth Church churchyard with is wife, Dorothy.
Height/Weight 5' 11", 11st. 7lbs [1939], 5' 10", 12st. 6lbs [1949].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career with local club Wirksworth FC, then Birchover Old Boys FC., also assisting Mill Close Mines Welfare FC and represented Derby & District Senior League. Despite an unsuccessful trial with Derby County FC, Shimwell joined Birchover FC, in the Hope Valley League, from where he signed professional forms with Sheffield United on 10 January 1939, but follwing the war, during which he guested with Southampton FC, and after fourteen league appearances, United refused to allow Shimwell to be a licensed victualler of the Plough Inn in Two Dales, he requested a transfer and chose to sign for Blackpool FC on 20 December 1946 for £8000, Barnsley FC had also offered to break their transfer record for him. After 283 league appearances and five goals, Shimwell signed with Oldham Athletic FC in May 1957. Made seven league appearances. Took up the player-manager role at Burton Albion FC in May 1958, retiring at the end of that year.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1947-48, 1950-51, winners 1952-53; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1953; Football League Division One runners-up 1955-56;
Individual honours None
Distinctions His father, Dan Shimwell, was a qualified football referee in the Hope Valley League and Matlock & District League.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 681st player (681) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-back
Only match No. 246, 13 May 1949, Sweden 3 England 1, an end-of-season tour match at Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, aged 29 years 75 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After hanging up his boots, Shimwell became licensee at The Royal Volunteer, a pub in Clay Cross, Derbyshire, as well as The Duke of Wellington in Matlock. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.223.

 

Eddie Shimwell - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 1 0 1 0 0 90 0 0 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.

 

Eddie Shimwell - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - White - Friendly 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1

 

Eddie Shimwell - Match History
 Club: Sheffield United F.C. - 0 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 1 full capx

Age 26
- 228 30 September 1946 - Ireland (Éire) 0 England 1, Dalymount Park, Dublin Fr AW reserve
 Club: Blackpool F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 29
1 246 13 May 1949 - Sweden 3 England 1, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna tour AL Start 2
- 247 18 May 1949 - Norway 1 England 4, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo AW squad member
- b 18 May 1949 - Netherlands 0 1 England B 4, Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam AW reserve
- 248 22 May 1949 - France 1 England 3, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris AW squad/reseve?

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