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Harry Bradshaw

Liverpool FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 6: A 0
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Full name Thomas Henry Bradshaw
Born 24 August 1873 on Birchfield Road, Walton-on-the-Hill, Liverpool, Lancashire [registered in West Derby, December 1873].
Baptised 28 December 1873 at St Mary Church, Walton-on-the-Hill, Liverpool. Living in Walton, Father's occupation is a Gardener, baptised by Thomas Hornby.

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, The youngest of three sons to Thomas and Harriet, living at Anfield Cemetery, on Walton Lane in Walton on the Hill. His father is a gardener and gate keeper of the cemetery.

According to the 1891 census, still the youngest of the three, still with their parents, living at 129 Mere Lane in Walton. His father is now just a gardener.

Married to Elizabeth Brown [registered in West Derby, September 1897].
Died 25 December 1899 at 5 Shelbourne Road, Tottenham, London, aged 26 years 123 days [registered in Edmonton, December 1899]. Death certificate states he died from 'consumption', his post-mortem apparently revealed a burst blood vessel in the brain. He left £85 to his widow.
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career playing with Liverpool Nomads FC in 1889 and then part of the Everton FC reserve team in 1891-92, and then Northwich Victoria FC, where he scored eight goals in 22 league appearances, before joining Liverpool FC in 1893. After scoring 43 goals in 118 league appearances, he signed for Tottenham Hotspur FC before in May 1898 season and Thames Ironworks FC of the Southern League a season later. He played his final game against Millwall FC in an FA Cup fifth qualifying round tie on 9 December 1899, losing 2-1, Bradshaw being the captain and scoring the Iron's only goal. On 2nd April 1900, Tottenham Hotspur and Thames Ironworks played a charity match to raise money for Bradshaw's family.


"The record of 1899-1900, however, would not be complete without some reference to poor Tom Bradshaw, who came from Spurs with Joyce.  How well I remember that match with Queen's Park Rangers during the Christmas holidays, when Joyce brought over the sad message to the Memorial Grounds that our comrade had died. Poor Tom was one of the cleverest wing forwards I have ever known and he was immensely popular with everybody." - Syd King, 'Book Of Football' (1906)


"He played his last game of football on 9 December 1899 in which he scored a goal in a 2-1 loss against Millwall. He got kicked in the leg and was ordered to rest for three weeks. On Christmas morning Harry watched Spurs play Portsmouth. At 2:15 pm he went home to his residence at 5 Shelbourne Road, Tottenham where a short while later he vomited excessively and complained of violent pains in the head and chest. Before a doctor could attend to him 26-year-old Harry had a fit and died! Elizabeth Bradshaw, Harry's widow, stated that during a football match four years ago he was kicked on the head, and on the following Saturday, was again kicked in the same place. From that time forward he suffered from pains in the head and discharges from the ears. Harry had to put his hands to his ears to ease the suffering from heading the ball. The post mortem showed Harry's death to be due to a ruptured blood vessel in the brain. On 2 April 1900 Tottenham and Thames Ironworks played a charity match to raise money for Harry's family; his widow and two young children. ." - LFChistory

Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1893-94, 1895-96;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 229th players (233) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
Only match No. 59, 20 February 1897, England 6 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Brook Lane, West Bridgford, Nottingham, aged 23 years 180 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1896-97;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions The first Liverpool player to be capped by the England national team.
His mother, Harriet, was Scottish, entitling Harry to play for the Scottish team.

Beyond England

Bradshaw's father Thomas used to be the gatekeeper and gardener of Anfield Cemetery, a job surely also tended too by Thomas junior. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.43./FindMyPast.com


Harry Bradshaw - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 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 Bradshaw - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1


Harry Bradshaw - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1896-97 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1


Harry Bradshaw - Match History
 Club: Liverpool F.C. - 1 full cap

F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 23
1 59 20 February 1897 - England 6 Ireland 0, Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Nottingham BC HW Start ol