Duncan Edwards
(1936-1958)

Died aged c. 22

Duncan Edwards (1 October 1936 – 21 February 1958) was an English footballer who played for Manchester United and the England national team. He was one of the Busby Babes, the young United team formed under manager Matt Busby in the mid-1950s, and one of eight players who died as a result of the Munich air disaster. Born in Woodside, Dudley, Worcestershire, Edwards signed for Manchester United as a teenager and went on to become the youngest player to play in the Football League First Division and the then youngest England player since the Second World War. In a professional career of less than five years he helped United to win two Football League championships and reach the semi-finals of the European Cup.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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Duncan Edwards (1936-1958) Manchester United and England footballer lived here. He was one of the eight "Busby Babes" who lost their lives in the Munich Air Disaster.

19 Gorse Avenue, Gorse Hill, Stretford, Manchester, United Kingdom where they lived

Duncan Edwards Footballer of genius b Dudley 1936; d Munich 1958 Player for Manchester United and England Grew up on the Priory Estate and attended Priory Primary School: "I've just seen a boy of eleven who will play for England one day" (Geoff Groves, his Primary Schoolmaster, in a letter of c. 1947 to a friend)

The Pavilion, Priory Park, Dudley, United Kingdom where they grew up