Dennis Uphill

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Dennis Uphill
Personal information
Full name Edward Dennis Herbert Uphill
Date of birth (1931-08-11)11 August 1931
Place of birth Bath, England
Date of death 7 February 2007(2007-02-07) (aged 75)
Place of death Watford, England
Position(s) Inside forward
Youth career
?–1949 Finchley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1953 Tottenham Hotspur 6 (2)
1953–1955 Reading 92 (42)
1955–1956 Coventry City 49 (16)
1957–1958 Mansfield Town 83 (38)
1959–1960 Watford 51 (30)
1960–1963 Crystal Palace 63 (17)
1963–? Rugby Town ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Edward Dennis Herbert Uphill (11 August 1931 – 7 February 2007) was an English professional footballer who played for Tottenham Hotspur, Reading, Coventry City, Mansfield Town, Watford and Crystal Palace.[1] He also played non–league football for Rugby Town.

Football career[edit]

Uphill signed as a professional for Spurs in September 1949 and made his Football League debut against Sunderland on 2 February 1950. He played a part in the push and run side of 1950–51 when he scored one goal[2] and made two appearances[3] in the position of inside forward. Uphill made a total of six appearances and scored twice between 1950 and 1953. Signed by Reading in an exchange deal which involved Johnny Brooks in February 1953 he went on to make 92 appearances and netting 42 goals for the club. Uphill joined Coventry City in October 1955 where he completed 49 appearances and scoring on 16 occasions. In March 1957 he transferred to Mansfield Town where he featured in 83 games and found the net 38 times. Uphill went on to join Watford in June 1959 and played in 51 matches and scoring 30 goals. He finished his senior career at Crystal Palace for whom he signed in October 1960 where he played 63 games and scored on 17 occasions. In 1963 he moved on to non–league football with Rugby Town.[4]

After football[edit]

After retiring from the game through injury, he gained a turf accountants licence and ran a bookmakers business in Watford, before owning a removals company. He retired from work in 1995, but stood as a Conservative candidate in the Watford local council election.


  1. ^ Hugman, B,J,(Ed) The PFA Premier& Football League Players' Records 1946–2005 (2005) ISBN 1-85291-665-6 Retrieved 22 September 2008
  2. ^ [1] 1950–51 Champions results. Retrieved 22 September 2008
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 September 2008. Retrieved 27 September 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) 1950–51 appearances. Retrieved 22 September 2008
  4. ^ Purkiss, Mike; Sands, Nigel (1989). Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–1989. Breedon Books. p. 342. ISBN 0907969542.

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