Edward "Ted" Pheasant (15 February 1877 – 17 July 1910) was an English footballer, who played in the Football League for both Black Country clubs, Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion.
Pheasant began his career at local non-league clubs Wednesbury Excelsior and Wednesbury Old Athletic, before joining First Division Wolverhampton Wanderers
in August 1895. He made his league debut on 19 September 1896 in a 3–4 loss at Derby
, but had to wait until the 1898–99 season
to become a first choice player.
He was an ever-present for two successive seasons during 1899–1901, amassing 168 games for the club over a nine-year stay. He then moved to neighbours West Bromwich Albion in November 1904 for a £500 transfer fee and in the same month made his debut against Manchester United in a Divison Two match. He appeared in 152 games for Albion in all competitions, scoring 22 goals.
The defender joined Leicester Fosse in 1910 but never played a game for them. He died of peritonitis just two weeks after signing for the club, on 17 July 1910 aged 33.
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