Eddie Morrison

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Eddie Morrison
Personal information
Full name Edward McCallum Morrison
Date of birth (1948-02-22)22 February 1948
Place of birth Gourock, Scotland
Date of death 30 May 2011(2011-05-30) (aged 63)
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Port Glasgow[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1976 Kilmarnock 268 (120)
1976–1978 Morton 41 (8)
Total 309 (128)
Teams managed
1985–1989 Kilmarnock
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Edward McCallum Morrison (22 February 1948 – 30 May 2011)[2][1] was a Scottish footballer and manager. Morrison was born in Gourock, and spent the majority of his playing career as a striker at Kilmarnock, where he scored 149 goals in 341 appearances in all competitions,[3][4] he has been described as a club 'legend'.[1]

Morrison also had a short spell at Morton after leaving Kilmarnock,[5] and later joined the Greenock club's coaching staff. In 1985, he returned to Rugby Park and spent four years as Kilmarnock manager, Killie remaining in the First Division (second tier) throughout.[6][1]

Morrison died on 30 May 2011, on the flight home from a holiday in Turkey.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Kilmarnock FC: Legend Eddie Morrison dies". Daily Record. 3 June 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  2. ^ Kilmarnock F.C. obituary Archived 21 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Kilmarnock player Eddie Morrison". FitbaStats. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b Herald Scotland obituary
  5. ^ "Morton player Eddie Morrison". FitbaStats. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Kilmarnock manager Eddie Morrison". FitbaStats. Retrieved 13 September 2018.