Peterborough United legend's grandson is a young star in Spain

The grandson of a Posh title-winning skipper continues to make waves in Spanish football.

By Alan Swann
Monday, 13th June 2022, 12:38 pm
Edward Cozens in action
Edward Cozens in action

Edward Cozens (11), whose grandfather John skippered Posh to the 1973-74 Fourth Division championship, was part of the Gran Canaria under 12s national team that won the Canary Islands Cup and has now been selected for the Canary Islands national under 12 side to compete for the Spanish Cup in Madrid later this month.

Edward has also attended trials with Spanish La Liga side Real Betis who have invited him back for further trials next year. He has also been signed up to play for Las Palmas’ junior side from next season. Las Palmas play in the Spanish equivalent of the Championship.

Edward will be the first English player to turn out for the club since former Spurs midfielder Vinny Samways 20 years ago.

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Edwards Cozens with the Canary Islands Cup

Edward lives with his parents in the Canary Islands. His father Mark is the son of John Cozens and was a useful local footballer himself. John Cozens scored 54 goals in 155 Posh appearances.