Bob Hardisty

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Bob Hardisty
Personal information
Full name John Roderick Elliot Hardisty
Date of birth (1921-12-01)1 December 1921
Place of birth Chester-le-Street, England
Date of death 31 October 1986(1986-10-31) (aged 64)
Place of death Durham, England
Playing position Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1939–1946 Bishop Auckland ? (?)
1946–1949 Darlington 6 (0)
1949–1957 Bishop Auckland ? (?)
1958 Manchester United 0 (0)
National team
1948–1956 Great Britain 6 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

John Roderick Elliot "Bob" Hardisty (1 December 1921 – 31 October 1986) was an English amateur footballer who represented Great Britain at the Olympics in 1948, 1952 and 1956, making a total of six appearances.[1]

Hardisty spent the majority of his career with Bishop Auckland, winning the Northern League seven times.[2] Hardisty also won the FA Amateur Cup three times between 1955 and 1957.[2][3]

Hardisty also made 6 appearances in the Football League for Darlington between 1946 and 1949.[4]

Hardisty briefly came out of retirement in 1958 to play for Manchester United following the Munich air disaster,[2] although he never made a league appearance for them.[5]

Hardisty later became a football coach and worked with Matt Busby.[3] He was portrayed by the actor Liam Shannon in the 2011 BBC TV drama United.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Hardisty". FIFA. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bob Hardisty". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "John Roderick Elliot (Bob) Hardisty". British Olympic Association. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "DARLINGTON : 1946/47 - 1988/89 & 1990/91 - 2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  5. ^ "MANCHESTER UNITED : 1946/47 - 2008/09". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
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