229 Albert Harris

Biography

Winger Albert Harris was born in Horden on the Durham Coast and had made his name at Wearside League side Hetton United when he joined Hull City in May 1930. The 18 year old was introduced to the first team in late September 1930 but after five starts he was consigned to the reserves and left the Tigers in May 1931.

Harris returned to County Durham when he left Hull City and for four seasons served Blackhall Colliery FC in the Wearside League. In 1934/35 season Harris scored 25 goals from the outside left position and attracted the attention of Newcastle United, at the time languishing in the Second Division. Harris started 1935/36 in the Magpies’ first team and scored 4 goals in his first five games suring September. However he failed to score again and made only seven more starts during the remainder of the season. He moved to barnley in May 1936 where he made 15 appearances and scred once for the Tykes. In January 1937 he was again on the move, joining Darlington where in two years he made over 50 senior starts. In March 1939 he moved to Midland League side Scunthorpe and Lindsey United, but some early impressive performances counted for little when World War Two began. He worked in the steel industry after football and remained in the Scunthorpe area, where he died in 1995.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 16 September 1912, Horden
Hull City First Game: 27 September 1930, Lincoln City H (Division Three North), 18 years, 11 days old
Hull City Final Game: 25 October 1930, Rotherham United H (Division Three North), 18 years, 39 days old

Clubs

Hetton United, Hull City (1930-1931), Blackhall Colliery (1931-1935), Newcastle United (1935-1936), Barnsley (1936-1937), Darlington (1937-1939), Scunthorpe & Lindsey United (1939)

Hull City Record

Career: 5 apps, 0 goals

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