10 Harry Wilkinson

Biography

Outside left Harry Wilkinson spent 1904/05 season at Hull City, playing in the club’s first two senior fixtures, in the FA Cup, as well as another 35 friendly games, in which he scored eight goals against Grimsby Town, Leeds City, Army Service Corps, Scarborough, Coldstream Guards, York Garrison, Barnsley and East Riding XI. When City joined the Football League in the summer of 1905 they declined to pay the £150 fee to Manchester United to retain Wilkinson in the senior squad.

Henry “Harry” Wilkinson was born in Bury to a father that worked in the cotton trade and a mother who was a hatter. Harry worked in a foundry while playing for Newton Heath’s youth team, the club that changed its name to Manchester United in 1902. He joined the first team squad in 1903/04 season, starting eight games in the Second Division. While still registered for Manchester United for League games, Wilkinson played for Southern League side West Ham United after his season at Hull City, scoring twice in 14 starts. He had a brief spell back with the Red Devils at the end of the 1905/1906 season as they won promotion to the First Division for the first time, but made no further first team appearances for the club. He joined Lancashire Combination side Haslingden for 1906/07 season, moving the St Helens later in the season. Harry returned to the Football League in 1907/08, making two starts for Bury before completing his career back in the Lancashire Combination with Oswaldtwistle Rovers and Rochdale.

Wilkinson remained living in Bury where he died in September 1933.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 30 April 1883, Bury
Hull City First Game: 17 September 1904, Stockton A (FA Cup Preliminary Round), 21 years, 140 days old
Hull City Final Game: 22 September 1904, Stockton A (FA Cup Preliminary Round Replay), 21 years, 145 days old

Clubs

Newton Heath/Manchester United (1901-1904), Hull City (1904-1905), West Ham United (1905-1906), Manchester United (1906), Haslingden (1906-1907), St Helens Recreational (1907), Bury (1907-1908), Oswaldtwistle Rovers, Rochdale

Hull City Record

Career: 2 apps, 0 goals

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