Lightfoot signed for Tottenham Hotspur after spells with Harrowby and Southport. The left half featured in 66 matches and scored twice in all competitions between 1911-15.
Lightfoot was one of 10 Lilywhites who died in action in World War I. He was killed at the Western Front in July, 1918.
“Perseus” writing in the Lancashire Daily Post paid the following tribute “Edward Lightfoot was a splendid footballer but, more than that, he was a good sportsman and a player that respected both himself and his opponents. He has joined a noble company who will leave a big void in football”
Career: Harrowby, Southport Central (c. 1910), Tottenham Hotspur (1911-1915)