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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);
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.
- - - - - - min - - 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