Ted Sagar

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Ted Sagar
Personal information
Full name Edward Sagar
Date of birth (1910-02-07)7 February 1910
Place of birth Moorends, Thorne, England
Date of death 16 October 1986(1986-10-16) (aged 76)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1929–1953 Everton 463 (0)
1941 Portadown (guest) 0 (0)
National team
1935–1936 England 4 (0)
1933–1936 Football League XI 5 (0)
1941 Northern Ireland Regional League XI 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Edward Sagar (7 February 1910 – 16 October 1986) played football for Everton and England.[1][2][3]

He was known as a fearless goalkeeper of great ability. He was quite light in an era when goalkeepers were barged into more often than today. He joined Everton as an apprentice in 1929 after playing for Thorne Colliery in Yorkshire and made in debut in 1930. He played in the championship winning sides of 1931–32 and 1938–39 and the FA Cup winning side of 1933.

He made 499 appearances for Everton; this goalkeeping record for the club was only beaten by Neville Southall in 1994.

He retired from playing in 1952 and ran a pub in Aintree. He died in October 1986, aged 76. He was survived by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy "Dolly",[4] who lived until July 2009 and the age of 100. She was living in an Ormskirk nursing home by the time of her death.[5]

Sagar played four times for England, as well as once for Northern Ireland Regional League during the war.[6]


  1. ^ Toffeeweb
  2. ^ Everton F.C. Millennium Giant
  3. ^ The History of Everton Football Club Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ The AFS Book of Inter League Matches (1984)
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