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Harwood Greenhalgh

Notts County FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 1 L 0 F 4: A 2
67% successful


disciplined: none
minutes played:


Full name Ernest Harwood Greenhalgh
Born 6 March 1849 in Bath Vale, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire [registered in Mansfield, March 1849]
Baptised 28 March 1849 in at St's. Peter's & Paul's Church, Mansfield.

Census Notes

According to the 1851 census, where he was transcribed as Harwood Ernest, the two year-old was the eldest of two children to Herbert John and Emma Anne (née Leavers). His father was a Lace Manufacturer and they all, along with four servants, on Bath Vale in Mansfield.


According to the 1861 census, twelve year-old Harwood, as he was named, is now the eldest of five children.  Now living with parents, at 3 Bath Vale, on Bath Lane in Mansfield.


According to the 1871 census, EH was the only one still living with his parents at Bath Vale. Trading as a Cotton Doubler.


According to the 1881 census, Ernest H was head of his own household, alongside his brother, Harold, at Carr Bank, in Nursery Street, Mansfield. Still a Cotton Doubler, in charge of 320 women, 50 men, and 8 boys.


According to the 1891 census, bachelor Ernest H. was again living with his father, Herbert, now widowed, they are all now residing with his sons at Carr Bank.


According to the 1901 census, E Harwood had married once again. He and his wife, Kate, were living at 47 West Hill Drive in Mansfield.


According to the 1911 census, Ernest Harwood and his wife were living at 48 Belvedere Street in Mansfield, he was now a Yarn Agent and Salesman. His wife is described as feeble-minded.

Married to Anne Wilson on 12 January 1874 at Christ Church, Somer Town in Middlesex, but the new bride died shortly afterwards [no registration found].
re-married on 11 April 1898 to Catherine Winifred Goddard at Nottingham Register Office [registered in Nottingham, June 1898].
Died 11 July 1922 in Nottingham, aged 73 years 127 days [registered in Nottingham, July 1922].
Height/Weight not known.


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], Andy Mitchell's First Elevens [2012] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Played for Notts County FC between 1867 and 1883. His arrival helped to "greatly improve (their) results, due mainly to his great influence and leadership" - Gibbons, Philip (2001). Association Football in Victorian England - A History of the Game from 1863 to 1900. Upfront Publishing, p.20.
Club honours FA Cup semi-finalists 1882-83;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of eleven who became the first players (2) to appear for England.
Position(s) Full-back
First match No. 1, 30 November 1872, Scotland 0 England 0, a friendly match at The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Hamilton Crescent, Partick, Glasgow, aged 23 years 269 days.
Last match No. 2, 8 March 1873, England 4 Scotland 2, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 24 years 2 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After retiring from playing in 1883, Greenhalgh continued to play an important part in the development of football, helping to found Greenhalgh's F.C. in Mansfield. He was also the owner of Field Mill in Mansfield which was the home of Mansfield Mechanics F.C., until becoming the home of Mansfield Town in 1916. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.112.


Harwood Greenhalgh - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Minutes Goals Goals Ave. min Comp.
Captain Discipline
2 2 0 180 0 0 min 0 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.


Harwood Greenhalgh - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 0 0 4.00 2.00 100.0 +1
Away 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All - Friendly 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 1 1 2.00 1.00 66.7 +1


Harwood Greenhalgh - Match History
 Club: Notts County F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 2 full capsx

Age 23
1 1 30 November 1872 - Scotland 0 England 0, The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick Fr AD Start fb
Age 24
2 2 8 March 1873 - England 4 Scotland 2, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW Start fb