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Harry Roberts

Millwall FC

1 appearances, 1 debut goal

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


captain: none
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Full name Henry Roberts
Born 1 September 1907 in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire [registered in Barrow-in-Furness, December 1907].

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, three year-old Henry is the twelfth of thirteen children to Richard and Isabella. On this cenus, Henry is the sixth of seven, and trgically, three of his siblings had died. His father is a blacksmith on the shipyards and they all live at 45 Raglan Street in Barrow-in-Furness.

Cannot be found on the 1939 register.

Died October 1984, aged 77 years nk days [registered in Torbay, Devon, December 1984].
Height/Weight 5' 8½", 11st. 7lbs [1926]. 5' 8", 11st. 6lbs [1928]. 5' 8½", 11st. 8lbs [1930].


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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football with Lancashire Schools. Then junior football with Barrow Wireworks FC, before joining Barrow AFC as a professional in Christmas 1925. He made eighteen Divison Three North appearances, and scored five goals, Chesterfield AFC signed Roberts at the end of that season on 1 July 1926. Another seventeen Division Three North appearances and another three goals before Lincoln City FC signed Roberts on 11 August 1928. Another 33 North appearances and 23 goals followed. After proving unpopular with the Imps' supporters, on 20 June 1930, Port Vale FC signed him for a 'paltry' £100 transfer fee and he repaid with nine goals in 24 Divsion Two appearances. Millwall FC then signed Roberts on 30 April 1931, six days after Roberts scored the only goal in a league match between the two clubs. He remained until July 1935, having played 115 league appearances, majority (98) in the Second Division and 25 goals. He had been placed on the transfer list, and when the League Managaement Committee met on 28 June 1935, they decided that the 'fee asked for' was to be reduced. Sheffield Wednesday FC signed Roberts on 1 October 1935, and played for them in the Central League. Peterborough United FC signed him in the November, and he made 84 Midland League appearances, and scored 27 goals. Afterwhich he played for Spalding United FC in the United Counties League, who had signed him on 17 August 1938.
Club honours Lincolnshire Senior Cup runners-up 1928-29, 1929-30; Midland League third place 1928-29; Football League Division Two fifth place 1930-31 (Vale's highest ever position);
Individual honours None
Distinctions Never played First Division football


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

England Career

Player number 564th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right
Only match No. 177, 16 May 1931, Belgium 1 England 4, an end-of-season tour match at Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Sint-Jans Molenbeek, Bruxelles, aged 23 years 257 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.209/210.


Harry Roberts - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
2 1 0 90 1 90 min 0 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 Roberts - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - Friendly 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1


Harry Roberts - Match History

 Club: Millwall F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

F.A. International Selection Committee - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 23
176 14 May 1931 - France 5 England 2, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris tour AL injured replacement
1 177 16 May 1931 - Belgium 1 England 4, Stade DC Bruxelles, Bruxelles AW Start 80 ir