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Harry Clifton

Chesterfield FC




Full name Henry Clifton
Born 28 May 1914 in Newburn, county Durham [registered in Castle Ward, September 1914]
Died October 1998 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne [registered in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, October 1998]
Height/Weight not known



Club Career

Club(s) Started his career at Scotswood FC, where he was spotted by and signed by Chesterfield FC and made 121 league appearances, scoring 67 goals, joined Newcastle United FC in June 1938 for an £8,500 transfer fee. Leicester City FC tried to sign him during the following season, but Clifton refused to go. After 29 league appearances and fifteen goals, curtailed by the war, Clifton joined Grimsby Town in 1947 and made 69 league appearances, scoring 23, until he retired in 1949.
Club honours Football League Division Three (North) runners-up 1933-34, winners 1935-36;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

England Career

Player number Did not appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-forward
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England



Harry Clifton - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Capt. Disc.
3 0 0 0 0 min 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 Clifton - Match History
 Clubs: Chesterfield F.C. - 0 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 0 full capsx

Age 23
- 216 14 May 1938 - Germany 3 England 6, Olympiastadion, Berlin tour AW reserve
- 217 21 May 1938 - Switzerland 2 England 1, Hardturm Stadion, Zürich AL
- 218 26 May 1938 - France 2 England 4, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris AW