Eddy Donaghy

Edward Donaghy, known as Eddy Donaghy or Ted Donaghy (born 8 January 1900) was an English association football player and coach.

Eddy Donaghy
Personal information
Full name Edward Donaghy
Date of birth 8 January 1900
Place of birth Grangetown, England
Playing position Left half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1922–1923 Middlesbrough 0 (0)
1923–1926 Bradford City 13 (0)
1926–1927 Derby County 6 (0)
1927–1928 Gillingham 4 (0)
Total 23 (0)
Teams managed
1931–1935 Feyenoord
1936–1937 KFC (Koog aan de Zaan)
1947–1950 Velocitas (Groningen)
1950–1952 SV Juliana
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Playing career

Born in Grangetown, Donaghy played for the area's local club before playing with Football League teams Middlesbrough, Bradford City, Derby County and Gillingham.[1]

Donaghy, a left half, made a total of 13 appearances in the Football League for Bradford City between May 1923 and May 1926.[2][3]

He left Gillingham in 1928 to play in France,[4] where he played for Cannes alongside fellow Englishman Stan Hillier.[5]

Coaching career

Donaghy coached Dutch side Feyenoord between 1931 and 1935, winning two league titles.[6]

Personal life

Eddy studied in St Mary's College.[7] His brothers John and Peter were also professional players.[8]


  1. Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 - 1939. Soccerdata. p. 76. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.
  2. Frost, Terry (1988). Bradford City A Complete Record 1903-1988. Breedon Books Sport. p. 381. ISBN 0-907969-38-0.
  3. Frost, p. 395
  4. Triggs, Roger (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. p. 16. ISBN 0-7524-2243-X.
  5. "THE FRENCH MENACE; THE MIGRATION OF BRITISH PLAYERS TO FRANCE IN THE 1930s" (PDF) (18). Soccer History. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 October 2011. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. "DE TRAINERS - WONDERELIXER" (in Dutch). Feyenoord.nl. Archived from the original on 23 February 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  7. "Mr. Donaghy, trainer van SV Juliana". Limburgs Dagblad. 14 October 1950. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  8. "Past local players of note". CommuniGate. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014.

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