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Harry Hibbs

Birmingham FC

25 appearances, 26 goals against
10 clean sheets, 2 penalties conceded, 1 saved

P 25 W 16 D 4 L 5 F x: A 26
72% successful

1929-36

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
2250

Profile

Full name Edward Henry Hibbs
Born 27 May 1906 in Wilnecote, Tamworth, Staffordshire [registered as Edward Henry in Tamworth, September 1906].

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, Harry was one of two children to Harry and Matilda. His father was a loader in the coal mines, and the four of them lived with Harry senior's widowed mother, Hibb's grandmother, Martha. They live at 283 Watling Street in Wilnecote.
According to passenger lists, Hibbs, along with other footballers, was part of a tour of South Africa that returned to Southampton on 5 August 1929 from Cape Town on board the SS Arundel Castle. His address was stated as Quarry Mill in Tamworth.
He was also one of eighteen footballers on an FA Tour, courtesy of Canadian Pacific Railway Company, had left the port of Liverpool on 11 May 1931, bound for Montreal, Canada, on the Duchess of Richmond. They returned from Quebec, arriving at Southampton on 23 July 1931, on board the Empress of Britain. He was living at 'Mayfield' in Watling Street, Wilnecote
.

Married if Hibbs did marry, then his wife was Vera M. Jones [registered as Henry E. in Atherstone, Warwickshire, March 1930].
Died 23 April 1984 in Hatfield, aged 77 years x days [registered as Henry Edward in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, April 1984].
Height/Weight 5' 9½", 12st. 2lbs [1931].

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) Started his junior career with Wilnecote Holy Trinity FC of the Tamworth & District Church and Schools League alongside Harold Pearson, who was at Glascote.
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions Cousin of Harold Pearson

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 547th players (547) to appear for England. 61st goalkeeper to appear
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 169, 20 November 1929, England 6 Wales 0, a British Championship match at Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, Fulham, London, aged 23 years 177 days.
Last match No. x, aged 29 years 253 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1929-30, 1930-31, 1931-32, 1932-33, 1933-34;
Team honours British Championship winners 1929-30, 1931-32, shared 1930-31, 1934-35;
Individual honours FA Tour of South Africa 1929; FA Tour of Canada 1931;
Distinctions x

Beyond England

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

 

Harry Hibbs - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
- 25 - 2250 26 87 min - 10 40% 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 Hibbs - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Harry Hibbs - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Friendly - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Harry Hibbs - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1929-30 2 2 0 0 11 2 +9 0 1 5.50 1.00 100.0 +2
BC 1930-31 3 2 0 1 9 3 +6 1 1 3.00 1.00 66.7 +1
BC 1931-32 2 2 0 0 9 3 +6 0 0 4.50 1.50 100.0 +6
BC 1932-33 3 1 1 1 2 2 =0 1 2 0.667 0.667 50.0 =0
BC 1933-34 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1934-35 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 1 1 2.00 1.00 66.7 +1
BC All - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Harry Hibbs - Match History
 Club: Birmingham F.C. - 25 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 25 full capsx

Age 23
1 169 20 November 1929 - England 6 Wales 0, Stamford Bridge, Fulham BC HW Start gk
2 170 5 April 1930 - England 5 Scotland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW Start gk
3 171 10 May 1930 - Germany 3 England 3, Deutsches Stadion, Berlin tour AD Start gk
4 172 14 May 1930 - Austria 0 England 0, Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien AD Start gk
Age 24
5 173 20 October 1930 - England 5 Ireland 1, Bramall Lane, Sheffield BC HW Start gk
6 174 22 November 1930 - Wales 0 England 4, The Racecourse, Wrexham AW Start gk
7 175 28 March 1931 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Start gk
Age 25
8 178 17 October 1931 - Ireland 2 England 6, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start gk
9 179 18 November 1931 - England 3 Wales 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool HW Start gk
10 180 9 December 1931 - England 7 Spain 1, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Start gk
Age 26
11 182 17 October 1932 - England 1 Ireland 0, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool BC HW Start gk
12 183 16 November 1932 - Wales 0 England 0, The Racecourse, Wrexham AD Start gk
13 184 7 December 1932 - England 4 Austria 3, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Fr HW Start gk
14 185 1 April 1933 - Scotland 2 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL Start gk
15 186 13 May 1933 - Italy 1 England 1, Stadio NPNF, Roma tour AD Start gk
16 187 20 May 1933 - Switzerland 0 England 4, Sportplatz Neufeld, Bern AW Start gk
Age 27
17 188 14 October 1933 - Ireland 0 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start gk
18 189 15 November 1933 - England 1 Wales 2, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne HL Start gk
19 190 6 December 1933 - England 4 France 1, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HW Start gk
Age 28
20 194 29 September 1934 - Wales 0 England 4, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW Start gk
21 196 6 February 1935 - England 2 Ireland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool HW Start gk
22 197 6 April 1935 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Start gk
23 198 18 May 1935 - Netherlands 0 England 1, Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam Fr AW Start gk
             

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