Edgar Kail blue plaque in London

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Edgar Kail
Dulwich Hamlet FC
1900 to 1976
Last amateur footballer to play for England

Edgar Isaac Lewis Kail (26 November 1900 – 1976) was an English footballer. He gained three caps in 1929 for England, playing Spain, Belgium and France. He scored two goals on his debut against France. Kail was a committed amateur, turning down moves to professional clubs to stay at his club, Dulwich Hamlet. Kail had a short international career, only six days long, gaining all three caps on England's brief continental tour of 1929. He was the last non-league player to play for the full England team, although not the last amateur - Bernard Joy of Casuals and Arsenal played for England in 1936.In the 1990s the approach to Dulwich's ground, Champion Hill, was renamed Edgar Kail Way in his honour. In 2003 a blue plaque dedicated to Kail was unveiled by Southwark Council at the site of Champion Hill.Edgar Kail remains a cult figure amongst Dulwich Hamlet FC fans, with his name still sung at games each week.

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