Eddie Russell | 1928-2017

Wolves have been saddened to learn of the death of Eddie Russell at the age of 89.

Eddie made 35 appearances as a wing half in the 1940s, at a time when Billy Wright and Bill Crook provided tough competition in the position.

His first team debut came in a 3-1 home defeat against Arsenal in 1949, whilst one of his 17 appearances in the 1950/51 season came in the FA Cup Semi Final against Newcastle.

He was also part of the Wolves squad involved in a ground-breaking visit to South Africa at the end of that season, where he appeared in seven of the 12 fixtures.

Eddie moved on from Wolves in 1952, going on to captain Middlesbrough and also represent Leicester and Notts County.

Eddie, who passed away at a care home in Cornwall, visited Molineux on several occasions since his retirement including attending Billy Wright’s funeral in 1994.

His wife Sheila passed away in 1999, and he is survived by three children and seven grandchildren.

Everyone at Molineux sends their sincere condolences to Eddie’s family and friends.

Picture courtesy of Wolves Heroes.