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Jack Edwards




Date of birth



Jack Edwards was a mainstay full-back for Palace throughout much of the 1950s after he was called upon to replace Fred Dawes who suffered a career-ending injury.

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Edwards was to become one of the club’s youngest ever captains in 1956 and played under no fewer than six different managers during his time in south London.  

As the full-back progressed he played alongside the likes of Vic Rouse and Johnny Byrne, who would go on to be a key part in the 1961 promotion-winning side just a few years later.

Edwards was awarded a benefit match in October, 1955, four years before his departure, which he shared with Roy Bailey.

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Signed from Lovells Athletic, September 1949
Debut v Millwall (A) 8/10/1949
Managers at Palace

Ronnie Rooke, Fred Dawes/Charlie Slade, Laurie Scott, Cyril Spiers, George Smith

Appearances 239