Cameron, Eddie


Glasgow 1895



Biographical Text

Glasgow-born Eddie Cameron played for Exeter City in the late 1920s. He joined the club from Stafford Rangers and had previously appeared for Clydebank, Birmingham, Walsall and Nelson. He was the Grecians' top-scorer in 1928/29.

Eddie was working the docks on the River Clyde when he started playing football seriously by signing for Clydebank. He transferred to Birmingham City in 1921 and scored once in six appearances before making 63 league appearances (four goals) for Walsall between 1922 and 1924. Switching to Lancashire side Nelson, he added a further 10 goals and 46 league appearances to his tally and helped the club return to the Second Division.

Settling in the Midlands and possibly attracted by the money on offer, Eddie moved into non-league football with Stafford Rangers where he was to be part of a Birmingham and District League championship-winning side. Subsequently receiving an offer from Exeter City, he returned to the Football League in the summer of 1928 and arrived at St James' Park aged thirty-three.

Making his debut in the opening game at Brentford on 25 August 1928, Eddie scored in four consecutive league matches during September and ended the season as City’s top scorer with nine goals from 24 starts.

Released at the end of the season, he returned to Nelson before having a further spell with Stafford Rangers either side of turning out for Cradley Heath and Hednesford Town.







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