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Eddie Szymala

Edmund Szymala
Personal information
Full name Edmund Szymala
Nickname Eddie, Smiler
Born April→June 1954 (age 59–60)
Barrow-in-Furness district, Lancashire
Playing information
Position Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1973–84 Barrow 205 41 68 264
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1979 England +1 0 0 0 0
1981 Great Britain 1+1 0 0 0 0

Edmund "Eddie" 'Smiler' Szymala (born April→June 1954 in Barrow-in-Furness district, Lancashire[1]) is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s and '80s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Barrow, as a Second-row, i.e. number 11 or 12.

Playing career

International honours

Eddie Szymala won a cap for England while at Barrow in 1979 against France (sub), and won caps for Great Britain while at Barrow in 1981 against France (sub), and France.[2]

Rugby League County Cup final appearances

Eddie Szymala played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12 in Barrow's 12-8 victory over Widnes in the 1983–84 Lancashire Cup final at Central Park, Wigan, on Saturday 1 October 1983.[3]

Testimonial match

Eddie Szymala's Testimonial match at Barrow took place in 1983.


External links

  • International Statistics at
  • Statistics at
  • Barrow RL’s great Britons
  • Cairns and Szymala set for Barrow RL Hall of Fame – again
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