Justin Edinburgh

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Justin Edinburgh
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Edinburgh in 2016
Personal information
Full name Justin Charles Edinburgh[1]
Date of birth (1969-12-18)18 December 1969[1]
Place of birth Basildon, England
Date of death 8 June 2019(2019-06-08) (aged 49)
Playing position Left back[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 Southend United 37 (0)
1990Tottenham Hotspur (loan) 0 (0)
1990–2000 Tottenham Hotspur 215 (1)
2000Portsmouth (loan) 1 (0)
2000–2003 Portsmouth 34 (1)
2003–2006 Billericay Town
Total 287 (2)
Teams managed
2003–2006 Billericay Town (player-manager)
2006 Fisher Athletic
2007–2008 Grays Athletic
2009–2011 Rushden & Diamonds
2011–2015 Newport County
2015–2017 Gillingham
2017 Northampton Town
2017–2019 Leyton Orient
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Justin Charles Edinburgh (18 December 1969 – 8 June 2019) was an English professional football player and manager. He played as a left back.

Life and career[change | change source]

Edinburgh was born in Basildon.[1] He started his playing career at Southend United in 1988. He was loaned to Tottenham Hotspur in 1990 and signed a contract with the club that same year. During his time at Totteham between 1990 and 2000, Edinburgh made 258 appearances for the club and scored once. He also won two trophies with Spurs, the 1990–91 FA Cup and the 1998–99 Football League Cup. He signed for Portsmouth in 2000. He left the club in 2003 to become player-manager of Billericay Town.

After retiring from playing, Edinburgh moved into full-time management, starting in 2006. He managed many lower-league and non-league clubs, including Rushden & Diamonds, Newport County, Gillingham and Northampton Town. He was the manager of Leyton Orient at the time of his death in June 2019.

Edinburgh was married and had two children. He died of a cardiac arrest on 8 June 2019, at the age of 49.[2]

Honours[change | change source]

Tottenham Hotspur

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Justin Edinburgh". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  2. "Justin Edinburgh: Leyton Orient manager dies at the age of 49". BBC Sport. 8 June 2019. Retrieved 8 June 2019.

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