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Harry Johnson

Sheffield United FC

6 appearances, 0 goals

P 6 W 3 D 1 L 2 F 11: A 8
58% successful

1900-03

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
540

Profile

Full name William Harrison Johnson
Born 4 January 1876 in Ecclesfield, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Wortley, March 1876].
Baptised 2 February 1876 at St. Mary's Church, Ecclesfield.

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, Wm H. is the third of five children to Thomas and Maria. They live in Coil Lane in Ecclesfield. His father was a bolt maker.

According to the 1891 census, William H. is now the second of eight children. They still live in Coil Lane. He is an iron moulder, his father is a nut & bolt maker.

According to the 1901 census, William H, is now married to Lizzie. They have two children, Harry and Jessie. They live at Church Lane in Ecclesfield. He is a jobbing moulder in ironworks.

According to the 1911 census, William Harrison remains married, still with two children. He is now an assistant football trainer and they all live at The Wheel in Ecclesfield.
A third child was born a month after this census return, Tom.

Married to Elizabeth Briggs, 31 July 1898 at Ecclesfield Parish Church [registered in Wortley, September 1898].
Died 17 July 1940, aged 64 years 192 days [registered in Wortley, September 1940].
Height/Weight 5' 9", 12st. 11lbs [1901].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Started his career with Sheffield local clubs, Atlas FC and Norfolk Works FC. Had a spell with Ecclesfield Church FC before joining Sheffield United FC in 1895. He retired through injury in 1909 after completing 242 league appearances, in which he scored six goals.
Club honours Football League runners-up 1896-97, 1899-1900, Champions 1897-98; FA Cup winners 1898-99, 1901-02, runners-up 1900-01; The Sheriff of London's Charity Shield shared 1898;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance).
Distinctions Father of Harry and Tom Johnson (Sheffield United FC).

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became 247th players (247) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right/left-half
First match No. 68, 17 March 1900, Ireland 0 England 2, a British Championship match at Lansdown Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, aged 24 years 73 days.
Last match No. 79, 4 April 1903, England 1 Scotland 2, a British Championship match at Bramall Lane, Little Sheffield, Sheffield, aged 27 years 91 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1899-1900, 1902-03;
Team honours British Championship shared 1902-03;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After injury forced his retirement from playing, Johnson remained with Sheffield United FC when he became the assistant trainer, remaining on the Bramall Lane staff until the mid-1930's. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.145.

 

Harry Johnson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 6 6 540 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 Johnson - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 0 1 2.333 1.00 66.7 +1
Away 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 0 1 1.333 1.667 50.0 =0
All - British Championship 6 3 1 2 11 8 +3 0 2 1.833 1.333 58.3 +1

 

Harry Johnson - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1899-1900 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 0 1 1.333 1.667 50.0 =0
BC 1902-03 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 0 1 2.333 1.00 66.7 +1
BC All 6 3 1 2 11 8 +3 0 2 1.833 1.333 58.3 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 6 3 1 2 11 8 +3 0 2 1.833 1.333 58.3 +1
All 6 3 1 2 11 8 +3 0 2 1.833 1.333 58.3 +1

 

Harry Johnson - Match History
 Club: Sheffield United F.C. - 6 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 6 full capsx

Age 24
1 68 17 March 1900 - Irealnd 0 England 2, Lansdowne Road, Dublin BC AW Start rh
2 69 26 March 1900 - Wales 1 England 1, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff AD Start lh
3 70 7 April 1900 - Scotland 4 England 1, Celtic Park, Glasgow AL Start rh
Age 27
4 77 14 February 1903 - England 4 Ireland 0, Molineux, Wolverhampton BC HW Start rh
5 78 2 March 1903 - England 2 Wales 1, Fratton Park, Portsmouth HW Start rh
6 79 4 April 1903 - England 1 Scotland 2, Bramall Lane, Sheffield HL Start rh

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