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Raymond William Westwood (14 April 1912 – 9 December 1981) was an English professional footballer who made over 300 appearances in the Football League for Bolton Wanderers as an inside forward. He was capped by England at international level and represented the Football League XI.

Raymond Westwood
Personal information
Full name Raymond William Westwood[1]
Date of birth (1912-04-14)14 April 1912
Place of birth Amblecote, England[2]
Date of death 9 December 1981(1981-12-09) (aged 69)[2]
Place of death Stourbridge, England[2]
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1928 Stourbridge
1928–1929 Bolton Wanderers 0 (0)
1929–1930 Brierley Hill Alliance
1930–1947 Bolton Wanderers 301 (127)
1947–1949 Chester 38 (13)
1949–1951 Darwen
Total 339 (140)
National team
1934–1937 Football League XI 5
1934–1936 England 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Born in Amblecote,[2] Westwood played professionally for Bolton Wanderers and Chester and made career totals of 339 Football League appearances and 127 goals.[1] He also played non-league football for Stourbridge, Brierley Hill Alliance and Darwen.[3] He won six caps for England and represented the Football League XI.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Westwood was the nephew of footballer David Stokes and was the uncle of footballer Duncan Edwards.[2] He served in the Royal Artillery during the Second World War.[3]



  1. ^ a b "Ray Westwood". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "England Players – Ray Westwood". Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Biography". Spartacus Educational. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Ray Westwood". Retrieved 29 May 2019.