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Ted Ditchburn

Tottenham Hotspur FC

6 appearances, 9 goals conceded

P 6 W 5 D 0 L 1 F 24: A 9
83% successful

1947-56

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
540

Profile

Full name Edwin George Ditchburn
Born 24 October 1921 in Gillingham, Kent [registered in Medway, December 1921].
Attended Lawns Road School, Northfleet
Married to Joan Hulyer [registered in Chatham, Kent, September 1943].
Died 26 December 2005 in Churchill Crescent, Wickham Market, near Woodbridge, Suffolk, aged 84 years 63 days [registered in Ipswich, December 2005].
Height/Weight 6' 0½", 12st. 12lbs [1950].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) A schoolboy footballer in Northfleet, before joining Northfleet Paper Mills FC. He was signed on as a Tottenham Hotspur FC amateur in 1937, and sent out to the Spurs' nursery side, Northfleet FC, for development in 1938, turning professional in 1939. He joined the RAF during WW2 and was a member of the Tommy Walker XI that toured the Far East. He returned to Tottenham after the war and remained after 418 league appearances, 247 of them consecutively, until April 1959, when he joined Romford FC, stepped up to player-manager in July 1959. He left for Brentwood FC in August 1965.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1959-60; Football League Champions 1960-61;
Individual honours Football League (six appearances)
Distinctions Son of a Kent heavyweight boxing Champion.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 676th players (676) to appear for England. 70th goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 244, 2 December 1948, England 6 Switzerland 0, a friendly match at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London, aged 27 years 39 days.
Last match No. 310, 5 December 1956, England 5 Denmark 2, a World Cup qualification match at Molineux, St. Peter's, Wolverhampton, aged 35 years 42 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1956-57;
Team honours British Championships winners 1956-57;
Individual honours England wartime (two appearances), England B (two appearances).
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Later a Romford sports outfitter. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.88.

 

Ted Ditchburn - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub
off
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
- 6 2 6 0 0 540 9 60 min 3 2 33.3% none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Ted Ditchburn - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 4 4 0 0 17 3 +14 0 2 4.25 0.75 100.0 +4
Away 2 1 0 1 7 6 +1 0 0 3.50 3.00 50.0 =0
All 6 5 0 1 24 9 +15 0 2 4.00 1.50 83.3 +4

 

Ted Ditchburn - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
British Championship 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 4 3 0 1 16 6 +10 0 2 4.00 1.50 75.0 +2
All 6 5 0 1 24 9 +15 0 2 4.00 1.50 83.3 +4

 

Ted Ditchburn - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1956-58 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
WCP All 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1956-57 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 2 2 0 0 8 3 +5 0 0 4.00 1.50 100.0 +2

 

Ted Ditchburn - Match History
 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 6 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 6 full capsx

Age 26
- 238 19 November 1947 - England 4 Sweden 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW reserve
Age 27
1 244 2 December 1948 - England 6 Switzerland 0, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Start 1
2 246 13 May 1949 - Sweden 3 England 1, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna tour AL Start 1
- b 15 May 1949 - Finland A 0 England 4, Olympiastadion, Helsinki AW reserve
- 247 18 May 1949 - Norway 1 England 4, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo AW reserve
1 b 18 May 1949 - Netherlands A 1 England 4, Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam AW Start 1
- 248 22 May 1949 - France 1 England 3, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris AW reserve
Age 28
2 b 18 January 1950 - England 5 Switzerland 0, Hillsborough, Sheffield Fr HW Start 1
Age 31
- 277 17 May 1953 - Argentina 0 England 0, Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires - abandoned after 36 minutes tour AD reserve
- 278 24 May 1953 - Chile 1 England 2, Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago AW
- 279 31 May 1953 - Uruguay 2 England 1, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo AL
3 280 8 June 1953 - USA 3 England 6, Yankee Stadium, New York AW Start 1
Age 35
4 308 14 November 1956 - England 3 Wales 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 1
5 309 28 November 1956 - England 3 Yugoslavia 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 1
6 310 5 December 1956 - England 5 Denmark 2, Molineux, Wolverhampton WCP HW Start 1

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