Eric Westwood

ERIC WESTWOOD
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ERIC Westwood (1917-2001)
Manchester-born Eric Westwood was a loyal and skilful left-back with Manchester City for 16 years and could well have doubled his 26D League and Cup appearances (5 goals) for the Blues had seven seasons not been lost to World War Two. He began his career as an amateur With United before moving across a Maine Road in November 1937.
He made his city debut against Spurs a year later on the same day as Bert Sproston and played 30 League games in 1938-39, the last full season before the war, in wartime he turned out for City on 23 occasions but also guested for Chelsea and played for them in the 1944 War Cup Final. Eric won Football League and England `B’ honours as well as a Second Division Championship medal with City, He left in 1953 on a free transfer and signed for Altrincham.
AN ARTICLE FROM THE CITY PROGRAMME 11TH AUGUST 2001

2 thoughts on “Eric Westwood

  1. Yes, he was the Man City captain when Bert Trautmann arrived in 1948/49 and remained captain until Roy Paul arrived.

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