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Eddie Colquhoun

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Full nameEdmund Peter Skirving Colquhoun
Playing positionCentre back

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Edmund Peter Skirving Colquhoun (born 29 March 1945 in Prestonpans, Scotland) was a footballer who played for Sheffield United and Scotland. He played in the position of Centre back.

Known to players and fans as Eddie Colquhoun, he started his professional football career with Bury in 1962. He made 81 league appearances and scoring twice for the Shakers. He moved on to West Bromwich Albion in 1967. He stayed for three seasons with West Brom.

In 1968, Sheffield United had just been relegated to Second Division, the Blades manager at the time was Arthur Rowley, and he signed Colquhoun from West Brom for £27,500.

He made his debut for Sheffield United against Huddersfield Town on 19 October 1968. Colquhoun was uncompromising, hard tackling and a leader in his play, and was instantly made team captain for his home debut at Bramall Lane against Charlton Athletic on 26 October 1968, in a match United won 2 0. The following week he scored his first goal for the Blades against Portsmouth at Fratton Park on 2 November.

Colquhoun proved to be an excellent signing and was an integral part of the Sheffield United side which won promotion to the First Division in season 1970 71.

He made a total of 416 appearances (363 league) with 21 goals (21 league) in all competitions for Sheffield United between 1968 1978.

A sign of his popularity was the chant containing his name;

We ain't got a barrel of money, We ain't got Woodward or Currie, But with Eddie Colquhoun, Promotion soon, United.

He won nine international caps for Scotland between 1971 1973. He made his international debut in a UEFA European Football Championship Qualifier against Portugal at Hampden Park on 13 October 1971.

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