The death of Vivian Woodward


January 31, 1954
Vivian Woodward, the great England centre forward of the early 1900’s, died last night in a nursing home at Ealing, near London, where had been ill for several years. He was 74.

Woodward had a brilliant career with Tottenham Hotspur and then with Chelsea. Throughout his playing life he remained an amateur and afterwards he became a director of Tottenham and later of Chelsea.

Woodward’s name appeared in England teams in 66 matches, including full caps as well as amateur caps. He played in two Olympic tournaments. He scored six goals in an amateur international against Holland and five against France.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: February 1, 1954)

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