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Harry Healless

Blackburn Rovers FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 4: A 6
50% successful

1924-28

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none

minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Private Henry Healless
Born 9 February 1893 in Blackburn, Lancashire [registered in Blackburn, March 1893]. Birthdate confirmed by the 1939 register. HIs death registration states the 10th.

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Harry is the fourth of seven children to John William and Ada. They live at 6 Croft Street in Blackburn. His father was a railway plate layer.

According to the 1911 census, Henry remains at home, now at 3 Vincent Street, with John William and Ada, along with five of his siblings. He is a cotton weaver. His father now a stone mason labourer.

According to the 1939 register, Henry, a retired footballer, is married to Elizabeth, and living at 6 Limefield in Blackburn, along with their son, Frank.
Married to Elizabeth Hayes [registered as Harry Healless in Blackburn, March 1913]. Two children, Frank (b.15 July 1913) and Ada (b.1923).
Died 11 January 1972, aged 78 years 336 days [registered in Bury, March 1972].
Height/Weight 5' 9", 12st. 0lbs [1928].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his junior career playing with Blackburn Athletic FC, and also Victoria Cross FC, a Blackburn junior club. He was at Blackburn Trinity FC when he was spotted by Blackburn Rovers FC, who he played amateur for during the 1914-15 season. He was a member of the Royal Lancaster Regiment, before he signed professional forms with Rovers in May 1919. He became the club captain from 1927-28, and he remained with the Ewood Park club until his retirement in April 1933. After he returned from Netherlands, he was re-instated as an amateur and assisted Haslingden Grane FC. After WW2, he was still playing in Blackburn junior football as a full-back into his fifties.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1927-28 (as Captain); FA Charity Shield runners-up 1928;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance); FA Charity Shield winners with Professionals 1924;
Distinctions None

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) Following his retirement, he became chief scout at Blackburn Rovers FC, until his appointment as manager-coach to the Almelo Club in Netherlands on 23 September 1935 until October 1937. He was appointed as a coach at Blackburn Rovers FC on 14 November 1951.

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 479th players (480) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half/left-half
First match No. 142, 22 October 1924, England 3 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool, aged 31 years 256 days.
Last match No. 159, 31 March 1928, England 1 Scotland 5, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 35 years 51 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1924-25, 1927-28;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information. But he never strayed to far away from his beloved football. In fact, his appointment in Netherlands in 1935 curtailed his political career. He resigned from being the Conservative candidate for Blackburn on 27 September 1935 for the municipal election. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.125.

 

Harry Healless - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
4 2 2 180 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 Healless - 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 2 1 0 1 4 6 -2 0 0 2.00 3.00 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 4 6 -2 0 0 2.00 3.00 50.0 =0

 

Harry Healless - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1924-25 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1927-28 1 0 0 1 1 5 -4 0 0 1.00 5.00 0.00 -1
BC All 2 1 0 1 4 6 -2 0 0 2.00 3.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 0 1 4 6 -2 0 0 2.00 3.00 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 4 6 -2 0 0 2.00 3.00 50.0 =0

 

Harry Healless - Match History
 Club: Blackburn Rovers F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 31
1 142 22 October 1924 - England 3 Ireland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HW Start ch
Age 32
- 145 4 April 1925 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL reserve
Age 35
- 158 28 November 1927 - England 1 Wales 2, Turf Moor, Burnley BC HL reserve
2 159 31 March 1928 - England 1 Scotland 5, Empire Stadium, Wembley HL Start lh

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