Ralph Ward


Ralph Ward

Football player infobox
playername=Ralph Ward


fullname=Ralph Arthur Ward
dateofbirth=birth date and age|1911|2|5|
cityofbirth=Oadby
countryofbirth=England
dateofdeath=
cityofdeath=
countryofdeath=
position=Full back
years=?–?
1929–1935
1936–1938
1946–1948
clubs=Hinckley United
Bradford Park Avenue
Totenham Hotspur
Crewe Alexandra
caps(goals)=0 ? 0 (?)
0 129 0 (0)
0 115 0 (10)
0 91 0 (7)

Ralph Ward (born 5 February 1911 in Oadby) is a former professional footballer who played for Hinckley United, Tottenham Hotspur, Bradford Park Avenue, Crewe Alexandra and represented England at schoolboy level. [ Hugman, B, J, (Ed)"The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946-2005" (2005) p639 ISBN 1852916656 Retrieved September 30 2008]

Football career

Ward began his career at Hinckley United before joining Bradford Park Avenue in November 1929 where he played a total of 129 matches as a full back. He transferred to the Spurs in March 1936 and made his debut at White Hart Lane against West Ham United in March of that year. Ward featured in 132 games and scoring on 11 occasions in a war- interrupted career at the club. He became the club captain and penalty taker during the war years. His tough approach to the game earned him the nick name - "The Butcher". [ [http://archive.mehstg.com/fact_ward_ralph.htm Ralph Ward fact file] Reterieved October 01 2008] [ [http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/history/history_azofplayers.html Tottenham Hotspur A-Z of players] Retrieved September 30 2008] Ward moved to Crewe Alexandra in August 1946 where he went on to make a further 91 appearances and netting seven goals. He later went on to manage the side between 1953–55.

After football

Ward returned to his home town to run his own successful haulage business.

Exterior links

* [http://www.mehstg.com/whumatch.htm Ralph's debut game for Spurs]

References


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