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Harold Gough

Sheffield United FC

1 appearance, 3 goals against

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 0: A 3
0% successful

1921

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Harold Gough
Harry Gough notes Not Harry, not Harold C.  In fact, in a 1920 Autograph sheet of the FA Tour of South Africa, his signature is clearly legible, and reads as 'Harold Gough'.
Born 31 December 1890 in Newbold, Chesterfield, Derbyshire [registered in Chesterfield, March 1891].

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, the three month-old Harold was the youngest of eight children to Samuel and Sarah Ann. They live at 11 Wharf Lane in Newbold, Chesterfield. His father is a collier.

According to the 1901 census, Harold is still the youngest of the seven children remaining with their parents at 2 Driver's Houses in Chesterfield. His father, now a hewer.

According to the 1911 census, Harold, now a professional footballer, is boarding with the Sneath's at 24 Clive Place, Great Horton in Bradford.

Married to Annie Beckett [registered in Pontefract, June 1912]
Died 16 June 1970, aged 79 years 167 days [registered in Pontefract, June 1970]. He had a leg amputated in 1963.
death notes Date of death is taken from Footballdatabase.eu and WorldFootball.net.  Although the date falls directly into the correct quarter, the same website claims his name is Harold C. Gough. Caution is required.
Height/Weight 5' 10", 12st. 6lbs [1921].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) In the summer of 1924, 33 year old Gough decided to take steps to set himself up in his retirement by buying the Railway Hotel in Castleford. As licensed premises this was anathema to the tee total Charles Clegg who ordered him to get rid of the property. Gough admitted that he had 'acted in ignorance' and offered to repay the wages he had received over the summer, but refused to give the hotel up as he wouldn't actually be living there. The Sheffield United board dug their heels in and destroyed Gough's career. In September 1924 Gough was suspended by the FA and October brought the cancellation of his FA registration. The coup de grace was delivered the following August when Gough was told that United were demanding a fee for him of £2,400, enough to put off any potential buyers. Gough's appeal to the Football League for a reduction was turned down and he was told he could not even re-register as an amateur to play for local clubs. He resumed his career in 1927 when United, their point made, sold him to Oldham for £500.
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 409th players (409) to appear for England. 42nd goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Only match No. 125, 9 April 1921, Scotland 3 England 0, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 30 years 99 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1920-21;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

 - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Harry Gough - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 3 30 min 3 0 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 Gough - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - British Championship 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 0.0 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 0.0 -1

 

Harry Gough - 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 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 0.0 -1
BC All 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 0.0 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 0.0 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 0.0 -1

 

Harry Gough - Match History
 Club: Sheffield United F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 30
1 125 9 April 1921 - Scotland 3 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL Start gk

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