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Harry Hardy

Stockport County FC

1 appearance, 0 goals against
1 clean sheet

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 4: A 0
100% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  Harry Hardy
Definitely a Harry, not a Henry... his birth, marriage and death registrations and census returns confirm his name.
Birth 14 January 1895 in Stockport, Cheshire [registered in Stockport, March 1895].

According to the 1901 census, Harry is the seventh of eight children to Thomas and Fanny. They live at 59 Richardson Street in Stockport. His father is a bricksetters labourer.


According to the 1911 census, Harry remains with his widowed mother and five of his siblings. They now live at number 15, Richardson Street. He is a bricklayer.

  According to the 1921 census, Harry, a brick layer, is the second of three children still living at home with their widowed mother at 58 Charles Street in Stockport.
Marriage to Dorothy May Holt [registered in Stockport, September 1926].
  According to the 1939 register, Harry, an assistant relieving officer, is married to Dorothy M., and living at 11a Fortescue Road in Stockport.
Death 17 February 1969 in Stockport, aged 74 years 34 days [registered in Stockport, March 1969]. At rest in Stockport Crematorium, together with his wife, who died in December 1975.


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

Playing Career

Club(s) Began his junior career playing with Brentnall Street Sunday School side, in the Stockport Sunday Schools League. Went on to play for Alderney Edge FC, from where he joined Stockport County FC early in 1920. At the beginning of the 1925-26 season, Hardy was being noticed, and Newcastle nited FC were early forerunners for his signature, but instead, after 207 league appearances, it was Everton FC, on 30 October 1925, paid £2350 transfer fee for Hardy, he made forty league appearances, but after he had dropped to being reserve status, he was allowed to leave for Bury FC , who signed him on 2 July 1929 and he gave up playing in 1931 after 27 league appearances.
Club honours Football League Division Three North winners 1921-22; Division One Champions 1927-28;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances); FA Charity Shield runners-up with Professionals 1925;
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 5' 9", 11st. 8lbs [1927].


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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 481st players (481) to appear for England. 52nd goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Only match No. 143, 8 December 1924, England 4 Belgium 0, a friendly match at The Hawthorns, Sandwell, West Bromwich, aged 29 years 329 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours FA Tour of Australia 1925;
Distinctions None

Beyond England

An excellent oboist, he was a professional musician for thirteen years, later working as a caretaker in Stockport. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.119.


Harry Hardy - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Mins. GA GA Av.
Comp GA Clean
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
1 1 0 90 0 0 min 0 1 100% none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.


Harry Hardy - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Home - Friendly 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1


Harry Hardy - Match History
 Club: Stockport County F.C. - 1 full cap

F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 29
1 143 8 December 1924 - England 4 Belgium 0, The Hawthorns, West Bromwich Fr HW Start gk