We are sad to announce that Eddie Russell sadly passed away recently.
EDDIE RUSSELL, whose death has occurred at the age of 89, will be remembered by Notts fans, albeit for only a brief period, on the books at Meadow Lane. He never really established himself in the Notts first team despite a physique - 6ft tall and weighing 13st 7lbs - making him the ideal build for a wing-half back (or midfielder as we would say these days).
Born in Cranwell, Lincolnshire, in the July of 1928, and a school teacher by profession, Eddie found limited opportunities at both Wolverhampton Wanderers, his first professional club, and Middlesbrough. But he became something of a regular with Leicester City to whom Notts paid a fee of £1,000 in the summer of 1958 and he made nine appearances in the Third Division in 1958-59, after relegation from the second tier at the end of the previous campaign.
He was retained for what turned out to be the promotion season from Division Four of 1959-60, when John Sheridan and Gerry Carver were the regular first choices in the half-back line. It turned out to be Eddie’s last season as a professional.