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Keith Eddy
English professional footballer

Keith Eddy

Keith Eddy
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Intro English professional footballer
Is Sports official Athlete Football player Association football player Association football manager
From United Kingdom
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 23 October 1944, Barrow-in-Furness
Age 78 years
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Keith Eddy (born 23 October 1944) is an English retired footballer. Eddy played for Barrow, Watford and Sheffield United in England, as well as the New York Cosmos in the United States. He went on to manage the Toronto Blizzard in the NASL from 1979 to 1981, and in retirement founded the Tulsa Soccer Club.


Born in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, Eddy began playing football at the age of eight, and turned professional at 17. He played as a midfielder, and made 482 appearances in the Football League for Barrow, Watford and Sheffield United. He was then signed by the New York Cosmos as part of a squad strengthening program following the arrival of Pelé; fellow British players to sign with the Cosmos at the same time included Tony Field, Dave Clements and Terry Garbett. Eddy spent two seasons with the Cosmos, making 30 appearances in the NASL, becoming captain of a team which included Pele, Franz Beckenbauer and Giorgio Chinaglia. In 1977, he left the Cosmos but was first named as NASL all–star in 1976.

He became head coach of the Toronto Blizzard during their first season under that name. They finished with a 14–16 record, reaching the playoffs but being knocked out by his former club, the Cosmos. He resigned in 1981, after the team fell to a 4–14 record placing them in bottom place in the North American Soccer League.

Retiring from professional football, he founded Tulsa Soccer Club, an organisation which promotes development in soccer in Oklahoma. Originally formed with four teams, it expanded and as of 2011, now features some thirty teams.

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