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Harry Chambers

Liverpool FC

8 appearances, 5 goals

P 8 W 3 D 3 L 2 F 15: A 10
56% successful

1921-24

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
720

Profile

Full name Henry Chambers
Born 17 November 1896 in Willington Quay, Northumberland [registered in Tynemouth, December 1896].
Attended Bewicke Infant School

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Benjamin and Henry are the only sons of James C. and Elizabeth living at 10 Kielmans Row in Willington Quay. His father is a shipyard rivetter.
According to his school admission records, Henry joined Bewicke Infante School on 11 November 1901, leaving on 19 December 1903, address now stated as 10 Kielmans Street.

According to the 1911 census, the two sons, including Henry, are living with parents at 18 Headlam Street in Willington Quay. His father is still a ship plate rivetter.

Died 29 June 1949 at Oakengates, aged 52 years 224 days [registered in Shrewsbury, June 1949].
Buried in Wombridge Parish Church, near Oakengates
Height/Weight 5' 9½", 13st. 0lbs [1922].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in his native Tynemouthand played junior football with Willington United Methodists FC. He was playing with North Shields Athletic FC when Liverpool FC signed him in April 1915. During WW1, he guested for Belfast Distillery FC and Glentoran FC. Chambers placed himself on the transfer list in March 1926 at his own request, in an effort to join Burnley FC, who were negotiating to sign him. The deal failed to materialise. After 310 league appearances and 135 goals scored, he joined West Bromwich Albion FC on 8 March 1928, repositioning himself as a centre-half. Joined Oakengates Town FC as player-manager in July 1929. He was sold to Hereford United AFC on 17 January 1933. A move that ensured the survival of the Oakengates club.
Club honours Football League Champions 1921-22, 1922-23; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1922;
Individual honours Football League (five appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 402nd players (408) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left, centre-forward
First match No. 124, 14 March 1921, Wales 0 England 0, a British Championship match at Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, aged 24 years 117 days.
Last match No. 137, 20 October 1923, Ireland 2 England 1, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 26 years 337 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1920-21, 1922-23, 1923-24;
Team honours None
Individual honours England Schoolboy (two appearances, 1911)
Distinctions None

England Disgrace

"PLAYERS' CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES FAILS.
"Harry Chambers, the Liverpool footballer, failed in an action at Liverpool Assizes on Monday to recover damages for injuries in a road smash.
"He alleged that Leonard Favell Gee, a tin box manufacturer, while driving a motor-car ran into him while he was cycling and injured his knee.
"The result was that after playing in 96 consecutive matches he was dropped from the Liverpool team because, owing to leg cramp, he could not keep up the pace.

"Chambers denied that a basket full of beer bottles was on his handle-bars, but the defence called witnesses, including a policeman, who said that this was the case. At a previous hearing it was stated that Chambers had gone on the bicycle to get beer and cigarettes for a party he was attending.
"Judgement was enetered for Gee with costs."
- Tuesday, 8 November 1927, The Daily Mail

Beyond England

A Newcastle shipyard worker before turning professional. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.61/62.

 

Harry Chambers - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
9 8 6 720 5 144 min 3 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 Chambers - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7 0 1 4.00 0.50 100.0 +2
Away 6 1 3 2 7 9 -2 2 2 1.167 1.50 41.7 -1
All 8 3 3 2 15 10 +5 2 3 1.875 1.25 56.3 +1

 

Harry Chambers - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 6 1 3 2 7 9 -2 2 2 1.167 1.50 41.7 -1
Friendly 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7 0 1 4.00 0.50 100.0 +2
All 8 3 3 2 15 10 +5 2 3 1.875 1.25 56.3 +1

 

Harry Chambers - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1920-21 2 0 1 1 0 3 -3 2 1 0.00 1.50 25.0 -1
BC 1922-23 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 0 1 2.00 1.333 66.7 +1
BC 1923-24 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC All 6 1 3 2 7 9 -2 2 2 1.167 1.50 41.7 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 6 1 3 2 7 9 -2 2 2 1.167 1.50 41.7 -1
All 6 1 3 2 7 9 -2 2 2 1.167 1.50 41.7 -1

 

Harry Chambers - Match History
 Club: Liverpool F.C. - 8 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 8 full capsx

Age 24
1 124 14 March 1921 - Wales 0 England 0, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AD Start il
2 125 9 April 1921 - Scotland 3 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Start cf
3 126 21 May 1921 - Belgium 0 England 2, Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Bruxelles Fr AW Start 76 il
Age 25
- 128 13 March 1922 - England 1 Wales 0, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HW reserve
4 130 21 October 1922 - England 2 Ireland 0, The Hawthorns, West Bromwich BC HW Start
66, 85
il
Age 26
5 131 5 March 1923 - Wales 2 England 2, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AD Start 36 il
6 132 19 March 1923 - England 6 Belgium 1, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Start 55 il
7 133 14 April 1923 - Scotland 2 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD Start il
8 137 20 October 1923 - Ireland 2 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AL Start il

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