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Eddie McMullen

1 December 2015

Club News

Eddie McMullen

1 December 2015

Former Reds' player and director passes away

The club are sorry to hear that former Reds’ player and director Eddie McMullen recently passed away at the age of 66.

Scotsman Eddie, who was born in Glasgow, joined the club in 1968 and made his debut at home to Wokingham Town in the Premier Midweek Floodlight League on 19 November 1968.

He left at the end of the 1969-70 season and returned for the start of the 1972-73 season after spells with Chelmsford City, Woodford Town and Wealdstone.

His final game for Crawley Town was at home to Basingstoke Town on 10 February 1973 in the Professional Floodlight League

Eddie made 85 first team appearances and scored five goals and later became a director of the club.

He worked in the cargo freight business for more than 40 years as owner of Intradco and was a keen supporter of his former club.

Eddie’s son Charlie said: “Eddie was diagnosed with brain cancer in early February of this year, and in true ‘Eddie style’ he battled on and never let his illness slow him down from enjoying the things he loved.

“Up until a few weeks ago we were still at our local pubs, drinking pints, watching the football and cracking jokes. Even when fragile, he still had the charisma to light up the room and entertain everyone.”

Eddie’s funeral takes place at Surrey & Sussex Crematorium, Balcombe Road, Crawley on December 3 at 3pm.

Everyone at Crawley Town sends our deepest sympathies to Eddie’s family.

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