Ed Stein (footballer)

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Ed Stein
Personal information
Full nameEdwin Stein
Date of birth (1955-09-28) 28 September 1955 (age 65)
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Playing position(s) Right winger
Senior career*
Edgware Town
1977–1978 Luton Town
1982–1992 Barnet
Teams managed
1992–1993 Barnet
2000–2003 Harrow Borough
2012–2014 Banbury United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Edwin Stein (born 28 September 1955) [1] is an English former professional football player and coach.



Playing career

Stein, who played as a midfielder, started his career at Edgware Town alongside his brother Brian, before the pair were signed to Luton Town in November 1977. Ed stayed at Luton for seven months before leaving due to a lack of playing time, returning to non-league football alongside working for the Liberal Party. [2] He played non-league football for Dagenham, before making one appearance in the Football League for Barnet during the 1991–1992 season. [3] Eddie made over 500 appearances for Barnet between 1982–1993, making his debut on 14 August 1982 in a 1–0 defeat at Bangor City in the Alliance Premier League in the following line up; Gary Lewin, Tony Bennett, Pat Kruse, Alan Garner, Mike Pittaway, Edwin Stein, Ronnie Howell, Gary Sargent, Steve Ragan, Stuart Atkins and Colin Barnes. Sub Peter Robinson. [4]

Eddie was voted Player of the Season at Underhill in 1988-89 by the BFC Supporters Association [5]

Coaching career

Stein retired from professional footballer in 1992 to become manager at Barnet; at the time he was just one of two black managers in the country, alongside Keith Alexander.[ citation needed ] Stein resigned from Barnet in July 1993 in order to become Assistant Manager at Southend United, under former colleague Barry Fry. [6] He later became manager of non-league side Harrow Borough, leaving that position in November 2003 after three-and-a-half years. [7]

Stein took over as manager of Southern Premier Division side Banbury United in September 2012. [8] He resigned in August 2014. [9]

Managerial statistics

As of 19 November 2010 [10]
TeamFromToMatchesWonDrawnLostWin %
Barnet 1 April 199230 June 199354271314050.00

Personal life

His brothers Brian and Mark were also professional footballers. [11] [12] The Stein brothers were born in South Africa, and arrived in the United Kingdom in 1968 when their father Isaiah Stein, an activist with the African National Congress and former boxer, fled the country to escape police persecution and torture for his political activities. Isaiah continued his activism in Britain, serving as a member of the South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee. [2] [13]

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