Ted Oldfield

John Edward Oldfield (13 July 1918 – 2006) was an English footballer who played at right-half for Port Vale shortly after World War II.

Ted Oldfield
Personal information
Full name John Edward Oldfield[1]
Date of birth (1918-07-13)13 July 1918[1]
Place of birth Helsby, England[1]
Date of death 2006 (aged 87–88)
Position(s) Right-half
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945–1947 Port Vale 1 (0)
Total 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Oldfield played for Helsby, before joining Port Vale as an amateur in December 1945.[1] He became a regular in the war leagues, and signed as a professional in February 1946.[1] He actually guested for Vale's opponents on 20 April 1946, when Southend United lost 2–1 at The Old Recreation Ground.[1] Oldfield then played for Vale in the reverse fixture two days later – which finished 1–1.[1] He lost his place as the war ended and so only played one Third Division South game in the Football League, before being released by manager Gordon Hodgson at the end of the 1946–47 season.[1]



Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1946–47 Third Division South 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 219. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.
  2. ^ Ted Oldfield at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)