Winship Teddy Image 1 Coventry City 1922

Winship Teddy Image 1 Coventry City 1922


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Prudhoe, Northumberland born full back Teddy Winship joined local club Prudhoe Castle after the First World War and spent 1920-21 at Crystal Palace without making their first eleven. Having returned to Prudhoe Castle he soon joined Second Division Coventry City and made his Football League debut at Port Vale in September 1922, soon establishing himself as City’s regular left back. However when Coventry were relegated in 1925 he left the club after 84 appearances and joined non league Kidderminster Harriers, but returned a year later to League action with Brentford, where he played the next 3 seasons making 92 appearances through to May 1929.

However tragedy struck when Winship was struck down with yellow jaundice in June 1929 and failed to recover, passing away that November in Brentford Hospital. At the time of his death, he and his family lived around the corner from Brentford’s Griffin Park ground and the club’s directors donated the proceeds from a reserve team match to his widow and children. A week after his death, Brentford faced Norwich City at Griffin Park and prior to kick off, the 15,000 crowd stood in silence while a band played ‘Abide with Me’.

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