Maguire Teddy Image 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1939

Maguire Teddy Image 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1939


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Born in Meadowfield, County Durham, outside left Teddy Maguire moved into League football with First Division club Wolverhampton Wanderers in November 1935 from non-league Willington, whom he’d joined a year earlier. He made his Football League debut on 14th November 1936 in a 2-1 defeat at Stoke City, one of 14 appearances in his first season.

He became a first choice player the following season, as the club finished runners up in the League Championship. The following year brought Maguire close to silverware again but Wolves ultimately again finished as runners up in the League title race and lost 4-1 to Portsmouth in the 1939 FA Cup Final at Wembley. He was good enough to be selected for England’s Tour party in May 1939 that played Italy, Romania and Yugoslavia, but he withdrew from the Tour without playing.

He remained on the club’s books during the break from competitive football caused by the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, but never played an official game for them after the War having scored 9 goals in 88 appearances. In May 1947, he signed for Swindon Town, where he remained for 15 months scoring 4 goals in 31 appearances before ending his League career with a two season spell at Halifax Town from September 1948, where he scored 7 goals in 58 appearances for The Shaymen before returning to the north east to join non league Spennymoor United in 1950.

NB In this photograph he stands on the right alongside Wolves team mate Dickie Dorsett.

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