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Duncan Edwards

Duncan Edwards
The statue of Edwards in the centre of his hometown of Dudley
Personal information
Full nameDuncan Edwards
Date of birth1 October 1936
Place of birthDudley, England
Date of death21 February 1958(age 21)
Place of deathMunich, West Germany
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionWing half

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Duncan Edwards (1 October 1936 21 February 1958) was an English footballer who played for Manchester United and the England national team. He was one of the Busby Babes, the young United team formed under manager Matt Busby in the mid 1950s, and one of eight players who died as a result of the Munich air disaster.

Born in Dudley, Edwards signed for Manchester United as a teenager and went on to become the youngest player to play in the Football League First Division and the then youngest England player since the Second World War. In a professional career of less than five years he helped United to win two Football League championships and reach the semi-finals of the European Cup.

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