Harry Ashby (footballer)
|Full name||Henry Radford Ashby|
|Date of birth||1875|
|Place of birth||Derby, England|
|Date of death||1926 (aged 50–51)|
|Playing position||Full back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Henry Radford "Harry" Ashby (1875 – 1926) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Burton Swifts, Burton United and Leicester Fosse, and the Southern League for Plymouth Argyle. He was a full back.
Life and career
Ashby was born in Derby. He began his career with Derby Athletic and in 1896 joined Burton Swifts, where he made 88 league appearances over the next two seasons. Ashby moved on to Brighton United in 1898. He spent nearly two seasons there before the club experienced financial difficulties, released their players and were dissolved. Ashby joined Burton United in 1901, an amalgamation of the Swifts and Burton Wanderers, and played in 92 league matches over the next three seasons.
He moved to Plymouth Argyle in 1904, where he made 41 appearances in all competitions and received a Western League winners medal in his one season with the club. A club handbook describes Ashby as "a player who has had a good reputation among second leaguers for several seasons." He joined Leicester Fosse in 1905 for an £80 transfer fee. He spent two seasons with the club and made 68 appearances in all competitions before ending his playing career. Ashby died in 1926.
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