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Eddie McMorran

Position unknown
Born 02 Sep 1923, Larne (Northern Ireland)
Height 181 cm
Weight 82 kg
International Caps Northern Ireland: 15 full

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Manchester City 01 Aug 1947 01 Jan 1949 33 12  
Leeds United 01 Jan 1949 01 Jul 1950 40 6 £10000
Barnsley 01 Jul 1950 01 Feb 1953 104 32 £8000
Doncaster Rovers 01 Feb 1953 01 Nov 1957 126 32  
Crewe Alexandra 01 Nov 1957 01 Jun 1958 24 6  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1948 - 1949 123 0  0  0  0 
1949 - 1950 263 2  0  0  0 
Total 386 2  0  0  0 

Jabba's Comments

A schoolboy star for Northern Ireland, Eddie McMorran missed out on his most productive playing years due to World War 2. After winning caps for Northern Ireland, he moved to England for an unsuccessful spell at Maine Road before Leeds picked him up. He didn't make or score as many goals as had been hoped, and was released to Barnsley where his form picked up, and after nearly 3 years there he moved on for another successful spell at Doncaster. With his roots and success laid down in South Yorkshire, it was no surprise to see him return on his retirement from the professional game, and he kept up an interest playing and coaching in the local leagues. He eventually returned home to Northern Ireland, where he died in his home town of Larne in 1984.

D Shiels says: Eddie mcMorran played for Belfast Celtic and was transferred to Man City. He was a protestant playing for a predominantly catholic club. My father used to say he was a very popular player.

Richard Thompson says: McMorran was the star (and, possibly, captain) at Doncaster. I saw him play frequently, including a memorable cup-tie agst Bishop Auckland. Doncaster in those days was a serious 2nd division team. Their revival warms the heart of a fan now living in Canada!


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