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Sam Hardy

 Liverpool FC, Aston Villa FC

21 caps, 25 goals against
7 clean sheets, 2 penalties conceded, 1 penalty saved

P 21 W 12 D 5 L 4 F x: A 25
69% successful

1907-20

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
1890

Profile

Full name Sam Hardy

name notes

Definately Sam, not Samuel. The census returns and registrations confirm this.
Born 26 August 1882 in Back Lane, Newbold, Chesterfield [registered in Chesterfield, December 1882].
birthdate notes The only Sam Hardy registered in Chesterfield, was in December 1882. His death registration and ages given in his census returns all prove that Sam was born in 1882.

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, Sam is the fifth of seven children to Thomas and Hannah (née Fidler). They live at Highfield Road in Newbold, Chesterfield. His father is a coal miner.

According to the 1901 census, Sam is still one of four and still with their parents. Sam has joined his father in becoming a coal mine hewer. They live in Newbold.

According to the 1911 census, Sam, a professional footballer for Liverpool FC, is married to Marie, with one son, Arthur. They live in 14 Prospect Terrace, in Brockwell, Chesterfield.

Married to Maria Cannon [registered in Chesterfield, December 1908].
Died 24 October 1966, aged 84 years x days [registered in Chesterfield, December 1866].
Height/Weight 5' 9¼", 12st. 0lbs [1913].

Source

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

Biographies x
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) x
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became 321st players (321) to appear for England. 36th goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 89, 16 February 1907, England 1 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool, aged 24 years 175 days.
Last match No. x, aged 37 years 228 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1906-07, 1907-08, 1908-09, 1909-10, 1911-12, 1912-13, 1913-14, 1919-20;
Team honours British Championship shared 1907-08, 1911-12, winners 1908-09, 1912-13;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Hardy was considered the best goalkeeper of his generation. In fact, he would have gone on to win more caps beyond 1920 if he had not refused to go on FA's tour of South Africa in the 1920 summer.

Beyond England

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

 

Sam Hardy - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
- 21 18 1890 25 76 min 20 7 33% 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.

 

Sam Hardy - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Sam Hardy - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 18 9 5 4 - 20 - - - - - - -
Friendly 3 3 0 0 20 5 +15 0 0 6.667 1.667 100.0 +3
All 21 12 5 4 - 25 - - - - - - -

 

Sam Hardy - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1906-07 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 0 1 1.00 0.667 66.7 +1
BC 1907-08 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1908-09 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8 0 3 2.667 0.00 100.0 +3
BC 1909-10 3 1 1 1 2 3 -1 1 1 0.667 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1911-12 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1912-13 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1913-14 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3 1 1 1.00 2.00 33.3 -1
BC 1919-20 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
BC All 18 9 5 4 - 20 - - - - - - -
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Sam Hardy - Match History
 Club: Liverpool F.C. - 14 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 21 full capsx

Age 24
1 89 16 February 1907 - England 1 Ireland 0, Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool BC HW Start gk
2 90 27 March 1907 - England 1 Wales 1, Craven Cottage, New Road, Fulham, London HD Start gk
3 91 1 April 1907 - England 1 Scotland 1, St. James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne HD Start gk
Age 25
- 93 16 March 1908 - Wales 1 England 7, Cardiff Football Ground, Temperance Town, Cardiff, BC AW withdrawn
4 94 4 April 1908 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AD Start gk
Age 26
5 99 13 February 1909 - England 4 Ireland 0, Horton Park Avenue, Horton Park, Bradford BC HW Start gk
6 100 15 March 1909 - England 2 Wales 0, City Ground, Pavilion Road, Nottingham HW Start gk
7 101 3 April 1909 - England 2 Scotland 0, Sports Arena, Crystal Palace Park, Penge, London HW Start gk
8 102 29 May 1909 - Hungary 2 England 4, Millenáris Sportpálya, Zugló, Buda-Pesth tour AW Start gk
9 103 31 May 1909 - Hungary 2 England 8, Millenáris Sportpálya, Zugló, Buda-Pesth AW Start gk
10 104 1 June 1909 - Austria 1 England 8, Hohe Warte Stadion, Döbling, Wien AW Start gk
Age 27
11 105 12 February 1910 - Ireland 1 England 1, Solitude Ground, Cliftonville, Belfast BC AD Start gk
12 106 14 March 1910 - Wales 0 England 2, Cardiff Football Ground, Temperance Town, Cardiff AW Start gk
13 107 2 April 1910 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AL Start gk
Age 29
14 111 10 February 1912 - Ireland 1 England 6, Dalymount Park, Phibsborough, Dublin BC AW Start gk
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 7 full caps  
Age 30
15 116 5 April 1913 - England 1 Scotland 0, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, Fulham, London BC HW Start gk
Age 31
16 117 14 February 1914 - England 0 Ireland 3, Ayresome Park, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough BC HL Start gk
17 118 16 March 1914 - Wales 0 England 2, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff AW Start gk
18 119 4 April 1914 - Scotland 3 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AL Start gk

Age 37
19 120 25 October 1919 - Ireland 1 England 1, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AD Start gk
20 121 15 March 1920 - Wales, x x Start gk
21 122 10 April 1920 - Scotland, x x Start gk

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