Eddie Boot

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Eddie Boot
Personal information
Full nameEdmund Boot
Date of birth(1915-10-13)13 October 1915
Place of birth Laughton Common, England
Date of death 1999 (aged 8384)
Position(s) Left half
Senior career*
Denaby United
1934–1937 Sheffield United 41 (0)
1937–1952 Huddersfield Town 305 (5)
Teams managed
1959–1964 Huddersfield Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Edmund Boot (13 October 1915 – 1999) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League as a left half for Sheffield United and Huddersfield Town. [1] [2] He went on to become manager of Huddersfield Town. [3]

Boot was born in Laughton Common, near Rotherham. He played non-league football for Aughton and Denaby United [1] before joining Sheffield United in 1934. [3] He played 41 matches for the club in the Second Division, [1] then in 1937 signed for First Division club Huddersfield Town. He appeared in the 1938 FA Cup Final, [3] captained the side in the post-war period, and played 305 games for Huddersfield, all in the First Division, before retiring as a player in 1952. He then joined the coaching staff at the club, and in 1959 was appointed manager, a post which he held for four years. Boot died in 1999. [2]

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  1. 1 2 3 Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 30. ISBN   978-1-899468-67-6.
  2. 1 2 "Eddie Boot". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 7 October 2009.
  3. 1 2 3 "Vote for your favourite legend". Huddersfield Daily Examiner. 30 August 2005. Retrieved 7 October 2009.