Player #82

Appearances:

3

Starts:

3

Goals:

0

Seasons:

1

Ted Diver
Ted Diver

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Ted Diver
Ted Diver

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Ted Diver

Position

Goalkeeper

From

1891-92

To

1891-92

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Ted Diver

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Seasons

Age*

30

Division

FL

Appearances

3
3

Starts

3
3

Substitute

0
0

Unused

0
0

Goals

0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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Edwin John Diver

Birth Date

Wednesday, 20 March 1861

Birth Place

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Surrey AFC

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

Perse School |
Surrey AFC |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Retired

For

Released

On

1892

Subsequent Clubs

Retired |

Ted Diver
Ted Diver

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Ted Diver
Ted Diver

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1892 Free, 3 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 2 April 1892

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 2 April 1892

Bolton Wanderers (a), Football League

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Monday, 18 April 1892

Wolverhampton Wanderers (h), Football League

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Monday, 18 April 1892

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

17 December 1924, Aged 63

Ted Diver

Player #82 for Aston Villa, Edwin John Diver, known as Ted Diver played as a goalkeeper for the club. Ted appeared for Villa on 3 occasions in the 1891-92 season.

Ted was born in Cambridge on 20th March 1861 and made his debut appearance as a 21 year old on 5th March 1892 in the 4-3 defeat to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

Ted’s ascendancy to the Villa first team was as a direct result of Jimmy Warner’s controversial performance in the 1891-92 FA Cup Final.

Ted was the twelfth custodian of the Villa goal in League and Cup football and in his 3 games for Villa Ted conceded 8 goals at a rate of 2.67 goals per game without keeping a clean sheet.

Villa had signed Ted from Surrey AFC however he retired from football after the 1891-92 season to concentrate on his more familiar sport - cricket.

Between 1883 and 1886 he had played for Surrey at a time during which he was described by cricketing bible Wisden as having been a “short but brilliant” career.

Ted was to move into his second career as a footballer after leaving Surrey and 1886 until his departure from Villa in 1892.

Ted reappeared as a Warwickshire player performing for 8 seasons as their No 3 or middle-order batsman.

Ted played under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

Ted passed away in Swansea of heart failure on 17th December 1924 aged 63.