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Harry Storer

Derby County FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 3: A 3
50% successful

1924-27

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Harry Storer
Born 2 February 1898 in West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire [registered in West Derby, March 1898].
Attended St. John's Junior and Heanor Secondary schools in Heanor.
Baptised 8 November 1898 in Liverpool

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Harry is the only son to Harry and Flora Isabella (nee Knowles), living at 103 Oxford Street East in Edge Hill area of West Derby, with one servant. His father is the hotel manager (and died at the Yew Tree Inn, Holloway, on 25 April 1908).
According to his school admission record, Storer began Heanor Secondary on 20 September 1910, living at Hillocks in Ripley. He left on 12 March 1913 to become a mechanical engineer at Crossley's.

Cannot be found on the 1911 census, despite clearly being at Heanor Secondary School.

According to the 1939 register, Harry, a secretary/manager of a football club, and Kathleen M. are married, living at 61 Ansty Road in Coventry, along with their daughter, Irene, who is incapacitated, and Harry's mother, Flora, who is widowed.
Married to Kathleen M. Merrikin, on 28 June 1923 in North Somercotes [registered in Louth, June 1923]. Lived in Sale Street, Derby. Two daughters, Irene (b.6 June 1928) and Barbara A. (b.1934).
The newspaper report stated he married a Kathleen Sutton, but all evidence suggests he married Mrs. Merrikin.
Died 1 September 1967 in Littleover, aged 69 years 211 days [registered in Derby, December 1967].
Height/Weight 5' 9", 11st. 10lbs [1925].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career playing schoolboy football in Heanor. His junior football was spent with Ripley Town FC and Eastwood FC. Joined Notts County FC as an amateur in the 1918-19 season. Signed as an amateur forward with Grimsby Town FC in February 1919, turning professional two months later, and converting to a half-back. Derby County FC signed Storer on 9 March 1921 for a record fee received, 4500 pounds, evenyually becoming club captain. On 23 February 1929, Burnley FC then paid 4250 pounds for Storer, again, becoming captain, despite suffering most of the time with a serious knee injury. He made 52 league appearances for Burnley, when he retired in 1931 after being offered the vacant managerial position at Coventry City FC on 9 April 1931. Despite a complaint by the Turf Moor club, Coventry, despite 'lacking courtesy', had committed no wrongdoing, and Storer's managerial career was about to begin.
Club honours Football League Division Two runners-up 1925-26; 
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also played cricket for Derbyshire CC 1920-36. Son of Harry Storer (Woolwich Arsenal FC & Liverpool FC goalkeeper, 1894-1901, and Derbyshire cricketer, 1895), nephew of Bill Storer (Derby County FC & Derbyshire cricket wicketkeeper, 1887-1905)

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s): He was offered the Coventry City FC secretary/managers position on 9 April 1931, to become effective at the end of the season. He resigned on 29 May 1945 to take over the managerial position at Birmingham City FC, effective from 1 July 1945. Storer left St.Andrews to return to Coventry City FC on 25 November 1948 until his resignation on 4 November 1953. From 20 June 1955, he was appointed manager at Derby County FC and retired from management in May 1962. He later scouted for Everton FC.
Club honours: Football League Division Three (South) runners-up 1933-34, winners 1935-36; Division Three South Cup winners 1935-36; Division Three (North) runners-up 1955-56;

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 474th players (478) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left, left-half
First match No. 141, 17 May 1924, France 1 England 3, a end-of-season friendly match at Stade Pershing, Bois de Vincennes, Paris, aged 26 years 105 days.
Last match No. 157, 22 October 1927, Ireland 2 England 0, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 29 years 262 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1927-28;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.238.

 

Harry Storer - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 1 180 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 Storer - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0

 

Harry Storer - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
Friendly 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0

 

Harry Storer - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1927-28 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC All 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1

 

Harry Storer - Match History
 Club: Derby County F.C. - 2 full caps

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

Age 26
1 141 17 May 1924 - France 1 England 3, Stade Pershing, Paris Fr AW Start il
Age 29
2 157 22 October 1927 - Ireland 2 England 0, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AL Start lh

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