Edgar, John

Birth Date

9th April 1936


Worsbrough, Yorkshire



Biographical Text

John Edgar made half-a-dozen league appearances during Exeter City’s 1963/64 promotion season. He joined the club from Hartlepools and later played for Matlock Town.

He started his career with Barnsley in May 1954. After making 22 league appearances and scoring six goals, he joined Gillingham in June 1958. He made 45 league appearances and scored 23 goals for them, before joining York City in June 1959. He scored the club's quickest hat-trick, after scoring three goals in six minutes in a 3–0 win over Accrington Stanley and finished the 1959-60 season as the club's top scorer, after scoring 17 goals. His appearances the following season were curtailed by a serious injury and he moved to Hartlepools United in June 1961 where he netted 31 goals in 72 league outings.

Signing for Exeter City on a free transfer in July 1963, he made his debut in a 2-1 win at Bradford City on the opening day of the season. However, he only made six league appearances all season, without finding the target as City went on to win promotion for the first time in their history.

On leaving St James’ Park after just one season, Edgar joined Matlock Town. He died in February 2008.





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