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Profile: Justin Edinburgh (Left the club - February 2008)
Born in Brentwood, Edinburgh started his footballing career with Southend United as a trainee in August 1987, prior to signing a pro deal the following August.

In January 1990, Tottenham Hotspur signed Justin for a fee of £150,000, along with his Southend team-mate Dean Austin. Although he didn't join up with Spurs until July, helping The Shrimpers in their successful promotion challenge.

His debut for Spurs came in November 1990 as a substitute, in a 4-2 home win against Wimbledon. The left-back spent the following ten years at White Hart Lane making 278 appearances in all competitions, hitting the net just once.

During his spell at Spurs, Justin picked up an FA Cup winner's medal in 1991, helping Tottenham to beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 at Wembley. He also won a League Cup medal in 1999 against Leicester. However, he was sent-off in the 63rd minute after a clash with Robbie Savage, becoming the last ever player to be sent off at the old Wembley before it was redeveloped.

Edinburgh headed for Portsmouth next, signing on loan on the 6th Match 2000, three days later the move was made permanent for a fee of £175,000. He spent two seasons at Fratton Park, making over 30 appearances for Pompey, scoring just one goal.

Forced to quit due to a reoccurring Achilles problem in 2002, Justin dropped down into non-league and joined Ryman outfit Billericay Town as a player-manager at the start of the 2003/04.

In his first season as manager for The Navy, they failed escape from the bottom four and were therefore unsuccessful in qualifying for the newly formed Conference South.

The following season, Edinburgh was close to gaining promotion. Finishing second, only to be beaten in the play-offs. He also equalled the c...[Read more]


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