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Brian Edgley

19 February 2019

Ex forward has sadly passed away

Shrewsbury Town is saddened to hear of the passing of former player Brian Edgley at the age of 81.

Brian was born locally, he signed for Town on professional terms in 1956 and went on to star alongside Arthur Rowley in the 1959-60 season when Town narrowly missed out on promotion.  He netted 12 goals in 113 league outings for Salop before moving to Cardiff City in July 1960, where he played in the top flight with the Bluebirds.

He joined Brentford in June 1961, and featured in their 1962-63 Fourth Division title campaign, before then having spells with Barnsley, Hereford, Merthyr, Caernarfon and Arcadia.

He moved with his family to South Africa where he played in their Premier Division with Cape Town FC.

After that he and his family moved to Australia in 1970 where he went on to have a very successful 10 year Player/Manager career going on to lead Preston Macedonia FC to the 1980 State League Titles.

He was named the Victorian State Coach of the Year in 1975.  He also shared a lot of success with clubs South Melbourne Hellas FC, Essendon Croatia FC and Mooroolbark United FC.

After Brian retired from football he went on to become a very successful businessman.

After business retirement Brian and his wife Margaret settled on the Mornington Peninsula on the South Coast of Melbourne Victoria where Brian joined local golf country clubs and enjoyed weekly competitions and socialising.

The thoughts of everyone at the club are with Brian’s family and friends at this sad time.

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