Bryan Edwards, British footballer, Died at 85


Bryan Edwards was born on October 27, 1930, and died on June 21, 2016.

He was an English former football player and manager.

Bryan played 483 games as wing half for Bolton Wanderers, winning the FA Cup Winners medal in 1958 and later managed Bradford City and was a coach and physiotherapist at several clubs.

He went on to excelled at both football and cricket and had trials for both sports, at Bolton Wanderers and Yorkshire CCC in 1947.

Bryan joined Bolton and signed a full-time professional contract in October 1947.

Edward continued at Burnden Park for 18 years, although his career was interrupted by two years National Service, winning an FA Cup winners medal in 1958 when Bolton defeated Manchester United 2–0.

Bryan became a qualified physiotherapist and served as physio and coach at Huddersfield Town and youth team coach at Leeds United before returning to Bradford City in July 1977.

Bryan Edwards took on a host of roles at Valley Parade including physio, assistant manager and general manager.

At Bradford, Bryan Edwards helped them win the Football League Division Three title in 1984–85.

During the last day of that successful season his day was to turn into a nightmare when 56 spectators were killed in a horrendous stand fire while playing Lincoln City.

Bryan Edwards passed away at 85 years old.