Ned Tate

Edward "Ned" Tate (born 1901 in South Shields, England) was an English football fullback who began his career in Canada and finished it in the American Soccer League.

Ned Tate
Personal information
Full name Edward Tate
Date of birth 9 September 1901
Place of birth South Shields, England
Date of death 8 May 1985(1985-05-08) (aged 83)
Place of death Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
Position(s) Fullback
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1921 New Waterford
1922 Canadian Explosives
1922–1926 Fall River Marksmen 127 (0)
1926–1927 J&P Coats 20 (0)
1927–1928 Fall River Marksmen 17 (0)
1928 New Bedford Whalers 8 (0)
1928 J&P Coats 8 (0)
1929 Philadelphia Field Club 2 (0)
1929–1930 Fall River Marksmen 7 (0)
1930–1931 Pawtucket Rangers 83 (0)
Teams managed
1933–1935 Pawtucket Rangers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tate, a native of England, played with the English national team at the schoolboy level. At some point, he moved to Canada where he began his professional career in 1921 with New Waterford in Nova Scotia, Canada. He then moved to Canadian Explosives in 1922. That year, he left Canada and signed with the Fall River Marksmen of the American Soccer League. He spent four seasons in Fall River, winning the 1924 National Challenge Cup with them.[1] He then began the 1926–1927 season in Fall River before moving to J&P Coats ten games into the season. However, he was back in Fall River for the 1927–1928 season when J&P Coats traded him on 19 August 1927 for Findlay Kerr.[2] For the next three seasons, Tate bounced through several teams. While he began the 1927–1928 season in Fall River, he jumped to New Bedford Whalers at the end of the season. He then returned to J&P Coats for the start of the 1928–1929 season only to finish it with Philadelphia Field Club He then played the fall 1929 and began the 1929–1930 season with the Marksmen, but finished it with the Pawtucket Rangers. He finally found a home in Pawtucket and remained with the Rangers until his retirement when he became the team's coach for two seasons.[3]

External linksEdit


  1. ^ U.S. Open Cup at RSSSF
  2. ^ "August 19, 1928 The Globe". Archived from the original on 21 October 2009. Retrieved 11 October 2010.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ Jose, Colin (1998). American Soccer League, 1921-1931 (Hardback). The Scarecrow Press. (ISBN 0-8108-3429-4).