Full Name: Edward Alfred Spearritt

Dob: 31-01-1947

Pob: Lowestoft, Suffolk EnglandEngland

Position: Midfielder

Era: Professional

Club Appearance Record

SeasonTot AppsTot Goals
1963-64 0 0
1964-65 0 0
1965-66 18(1) 4
1966-67 24(3) 3
1967-68 22(1) 7
1968-69 5(5) 0
TOTALS 69(10) 14

Career Appearance Record

ClubDate SignedDate LeftFee
IPSWICH TOWN EnglandEngland August 1963 January 1969 Youth Team
Brighton & Hove Albion EnglandEngland January 1969 June 1974 £20,000
Carlisle United EnglandEngland June 1974 August 1976 -
Gillingham EnglandEngland August 1976 1977 -

(8) Comments

  • Great days watching Eddie in the 1960,s whilst scoffing sweets in the old north stand of Portman Road.

  • I've just seen this and so I'm a bit late. Graham Roberts, the year was 1962, the only year Nigel played in the 1st XI with Eddie, as Cassidy left school early to work at Birds Eye. We probably did score 7 in that game but Bungay GS did not score 4. No team scored more than once against us that season. Eddie played on the right wing, not the left and I know that because left wing was my position that year.

  • Graham Roberts Sunday 21-08-2016

    I played against Eddie for Bungay Grammar School in the early 60s, we lost one game 7-4 against Eddie's team, Lowestoft Grammar, Nigel Cassidy scored 4 for Lowestoft, helped by Eddie on their left wing.

  • Joined Town as an Apprentice in August 1963.

  • Unfortunately Eddie died in January 2011. His son Adam died in the Hillsborough Disaster and Eddie was hospitalised.Very sad. I actually played against Eddie when he was in the Ipswich Town Youth Team back in 1964.

    [Eddie Spearritt, the former Ipswich, Brighton, Carlisle and Gillingham player is very much alive and well and living in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and is not be confused with the Eddie Spearritt who lost his son in the Hillsborough tradegy 25 years ago - Ralph]

  • Steve Donald Sunday 13-04-2014


    Eddie coached Rochedale Rovers in the Intermediate League Brisbane, Australia and won promotion to the Premier League (1983).

    I believe Eddie still lives in Australia.

    Steve Donald

  • Eddie is Uncle to Hannah Spearritt, once of the pop group S Club 7, now an actress in the ITV Drama - Primevil

  • Stuart Woodward Tuesday 24-12-2002

    1. I believe that at different times he played in every position for Ipswich, including substitute goalkeeper. 2. I believe that he once held the record for the longest thrown in in football. 3. He is the uncle of Hannah Spearritt of SClub7!

Contract Info

  • Eddie Spearitt joined Ipswich Town in August 1963 as an Apprentice.

    He signed a Professional Contract with Ipswich Town in February 1965 - The Professional Contract Period Is Unknown.

    He joined Brighton & Hove Albion from Ipswich Town in January 1969 - For A Fee Of £20,000 + The Contract, Period Is Unknown.

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