Eddie Hopkinson

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Eddie Hopkinson
Personal information
Full nameEdward Hopkinson
Date of birth(1935-10-29)29 October 1935
Place of birth Wheatley Hill, County Durham, England
Date of death 25 April 2004(2004-04-25) (aged 68)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
1951–1952 Oldham Athletic 3 (0)
1952–1970 Bolton Wanderers 519 (0)
National team
1957–1959 England 14 (0)
Teams managed
1975 Stockport County
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
England national football team at Empire Stadium, London 11th April 1959. From the left, standing: Ronnie Clayton, Billy Wright (captain), Don Howe, Eddie Hopkinson, Ron Flowers, Graham Swaw, Joe Shaw; front row: Bryan Douglas, Peter Broadbent, Bobby Charlton, Johnny Haynes and Doug Holden. England national football team, 11 April 1959.jpg
England national football team at Empire Stadium, London 11th April 1959. From the left, standing: Ronnie Clayton, Billy Wright (captain), Don Howe, Eddie Hopkinson, Ron Flowers, Graham Swaw, Joe Shaw; front row: Bryan Douglas, Peter Broadbent, Bobby Charlton, Johnny Haynes and Doug Holden.

Edward Hopkinson (29 October 1935 – 25 April 2004) was an English football goalkeeper. He was born in Wheatley Hill, near Peterlee, County Durham. [1]

During his club career he played for Oldham Athletic and Bolton Wanderers, the latter from August 1952 to November 1969, where he holds the club record for appearances (578 matches). He earned 14 caps for the England national football team from 1957 to 1959, and was England's reserve goalkeeper at the 1958 FIFA World Cup. He also won 6 Under-23 caps for England. In 1958 he won an FA Cup winners medal, keeping a clean sheet against Manchester United. He was an assistant trainer at Bolton Wanderers until he became assistant manager at Stockport County in 1974. He later worked for a chemical company as a company representative. Eusebio played in his 1971 testimonial game. He also was manager for Ashton United. [2] [3]

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  2. Non League Daily – Some big names have worn an Ashton United shirt Accessed 21 February 2012
  3. Glanville, Brian (30 April 2004). "Obituary: Eddie Hopkinson". The Guardian. ISSN   0261-3077 . Retrieved 23 January 2020.