The Former Players Association is sad to announce the passing of former Albion defender Eddie Colquhoun, who made 54 first team appearances for the club, scoring just one goal in the infamous 8-1 victory over Burnley in November 1967, having been signed from Bury for by Jimmy Hagan in February 1967, for a fee reported to be £25,000.

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Eddie made his debut for the club on 25th February 1967 against Sunderland at The Hawthorns at right back, later switching to centre back and wing half where he was equally comfortable and capable, being honoured by his country at Youth, Under23 and full international level, and was a member of Albion’s F.A Cup squad in the 1968 cup winning campaign, but unfortunately missed out on a Wembley appearance after breaking his leg at Newcastle in the April, a week before Albion’s second replay win over Liverpool at Maine Road, Manchester, with John Kaye eventually switching to left half.

Eddie made just one more first team appearance for the ‘Baggies’ following his recovery from that serious injury, against Nottingham Forest at The Hawthorns in September 1968, before being transferred to Sheffield United, where he enjoyed a magnificent career of over 400 first team appearances, leading the Blades to promotion from the Second Division as skipper in 1971.

We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Eddie at this sad time.