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Ted Duckhouse

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Full nameEdward Duckhouse
Date of birth9 April 1918
Place of birthWalsall, England
Date of death 
Place of deathWalsall, England
Playing positionDefender

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Edward "Ted" Duckhouse (9 April 1918 1980) was an English professional footballer who played as a defender. He made over 100 appearances in the top two divisions of the Football League for Birmingham City, playing his part in the Second Division championship-winning side of 1948, and also played for Northampton Town.

Born in Shelfield, Walsall, Staffordshire, Duckhouse began his football career with works teams before joining West Bromwich Albion and then Birmingham as an amateur. He turned professional with Birmingham in 1938. His career was badly disrupted by the Second World War, but he helped Birmingham to the semifinal of the first post-war FA Cup in which they played Derby County. The tie went to a replay, and remained goalless after 90 minutes; after five minutes of extra time, Duckhouse broke his leg colliding with Peter Doherty in a vain attempt to stop him scoring the opening goal. In those days there were no substitutes, so Birmingham had to play the remainder of the match with ten men; they lost 4 0.

Duckhouse died in Walsall in 1980 aged about 62.

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