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Harry Bedford

Blackpool FC

2 appearances, 1 goal

P 2 W 2 D 0 L 0 F 7: A 3
100% successful

1923-24

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Harry Bedford
Born 15 October 1899 in Calow, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire [registered as Harry Bedford in Chesterfield, December 1899].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, living on Windmill Hill in Calow, Harry is the youngest of seven children to George and Mary Jane (née Loveridge). His father is a coal miner.

According to the 1911 census, Harry now has a younger sister, and they are two of six children living at 65 Bonds Main Cottages in Temple Normanton, near Chesterfield. His father is now unemployed.

Died 24 June 1976 in Derby, aged 76 years 253 days [registered as Harry Bedford, in Derby, June 1976].
Height/Weight 5' 8", 12st. 4lbs [1925].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Started his career with Grassmoor Ivanhoe FC in the Chesterfield League. Became an amateur at Nottingham Forest FC in 1919, turning professional in August 1919. He scored eight goals, in eighteen league appearances when Blackpool FC paid £1200 for Bedford in March 1921, where he went on to score 112 goals, in 169 league appearances. Derby County FC signed him for £3500 on 25 September 1925, and in another 203 league appearances, he scored 160 times. Joined Newcastle United FC in a swap deal involving Eric Keen and £4000 on 13 December 1930. After seventeen goals in thirty league appearances, he joined rivals Sunderland AFC for £3000 in January 1932, and after only seven league appearances and two goals, Bradford City FC signed him on 12 May 1932, and he made 33 league appearances, scoring fifteen times, before he returned home to Chesterfield FC in June 1933 and he produced twelve goals in 25 league appearances. He was released and so he became the player-coach of Heanor Town FC on 9 August 1934.
Club honours None
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions Blackpool FC Hall of Fame Inducted April 2006

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 451st players (456) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 135, 21 May 1923, Sweden 2 England 4, an end-of-season tour match at Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm, aged 23 years 218 days.
Last match No. 142, 22 October 1924, England 3 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool, aged 25 years 7 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1924-25;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After retiring from playing, Bedford had a spell as coach at Newcastle United FC from October 1937. He became a part-time masseur on 25 May 1938 at Derbyshire Cricket Club. He returned to Heanor Town FC in 1956, having a spell as manager. Later became a licensee in Derby and Chesterfield. He also worked as a fireman at the local Rolls-Royce factory in Derby. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.30/31.

 

Harry Bedford - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 2 1 180 1 90 min 1 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Harry Bedford - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 2 2 0 0 7 3 +4 0 0 3.50 1.50 100.0 +2
All 2 2 0 0 7 3 +4 0 0 3.50 1.50 100.0 +2

 

Harry Bedford - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 0 0 4.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All 2 2 0 0 7 3 +4 0 0 3.50 1.50 100.0 +2

 

Harry Bedford - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1923-24 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Harry Bedford - Match History
 Club: Blackpool F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 23
1 135 21 May 1923 - Sweden 2 England 4, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm Fr AW Start cf
- 136 24 May 1923 - Sweden 1 England 3, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm Fr AW squad member/reserve
Age 25
2 142 22 October 1924 - England 3 Ireland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC AW Start cf

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