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Harry Hooper

West Ham United FC



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Full name Harry Hooper
Born 14 June 1933 in Pittington, county Durham [registered as Harry, in Durham, September 1933].
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Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Hooper started playing football at Hylton Colliery FC. As a junior, he joined West Ham United FC, where his father was a trainer, and went on to play 119 league matches, scoring 39 goals. Also appeared for a London XI in 1955. Hooper moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers FC for £25,000 in 1956, and scored 19 goals in 39 league matches. He then joined Birmingham City FC for £20,000 in 1957, playing 105 league matches and scoring 34 goals, before returning to his native north-east with Sunderland AFC for a fee of £18,000 in 1960, playing 65 league matches, scoring 16 goals. He went on to play non-league football from 1963 with Kettering Town FC, Dunstable Town FC and Heanor Town FC before retiring in 1968.
Club honours Fairs Cup runners-up 1959-60;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number Did not to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1954 (reserve), 1958 (provisional squad);
Team honours None
Individual honours England U23 (six appearances, two goals), England B (two appearances, two goals).
Distinctions None

Beyond England



Harry Hooper - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Capt. Disc.
- 0 0 0 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.


Harry Hooper - Match History
 Club: West Ham United F.C. - 0 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 0 full capsx

Age 21
- 288 17 June 1954 - Belgium 4 England 4, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel WCF NW reserve squad member 19
- 289 20 June 1954 - England 2 Switzerland 0, Wankdorfstadion, Bern AW
- 290 26 June 1954 - Uruguay 4 England 2, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel NL
Age 22
5 b 23 March 1955 - England B 1 West Germany B 1, Hillsborough, Sheffield Fr HD Start 7
Age 25
England's selectors announced their forty-man squad from whom the final 22 would be selected, on April 22 1958. Of the 18 players who were cut from the squad on 28 May, they included Harry Hooper.