Ebor Reed

Ebor Reed
Ebor Ted Reed
League 431
FAI Cup 70
Shield 190
Leinster Cup 70
Others 30
Totals 791
1930-31 411
1931-32 380
Totals 791
Date Of Birth: 1899
Place Of Birth: Spennymoor
Date Of Death: 1971
Place Of Death: Durham
Total Appearances: 79
Total Goals: 1
Position: CH
Nationality: ENG
Debut: 24-Aug-30, League, (H) v. Waterford


First signed by Newcastle United in 1922, where he failed to break into the first team, Ebor Reed had also spent a year each with Cardiff City (6 apps) and Nottingham Forest (5 apps), before stepping down to Third Division North Rotherham United where his strong tackling, at centre-half and left-half, gave him plenty of first team action.

In two seasons (1927-28 and 1928-29) he made 65 appearances, before moving to Derry City for their inaugural Irish League 1929-30 year. From the centre-half spot he scored six goals, all from penalties. Failing to agree terms with Derry for a second season—he wanted £5 per week plus £50 signing on fee and was offered £4 and £20—he headed for Dundalk.

During his two Dundalk seasons he missed only four games. In his first year he anchored the defence at centre-half to the club’s most successful season since becoming members of the Free State League, with runner up positions in both League and Cup.

His performances earned him selection on the League of Ireland team that defeated the Welsh League at Dalymount Park in May 1931, twelve months after he had been honoured with the Irish League against the League of Ireland when he had been with Derry City.

The acquisition of Albert Harrison for the centre half spot saw Ebor at left-half in his second club season, and in early September he collected a Presidents Cup medal when the club won its first trophy after a stunning 7-3 win over Shamrock Rovers.

But the big names imported for this year proved a failure and financial considerations dictated a year-end clear out—Ebor was one of those not retained and for the following season he was with Portadown.

What They Said About Him

According to theDemocrat “his value to the team was incalculable…the general that wields a great influence over his troops…a great ‘tryer’…’


1 Win: Presidents Cup 1931-32.

2 Runners Up: League and FAI Cup 1930-31.

1 League of Ireland cap