Harry Bamford (footballer)

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This article is about the Southampton footballer. For the Bristol Rovers footballer, see Harry Bamford.
Harry Bamford
Personal information
Full name Harold W. Bamford
Date of birth Unknown
Place of birth Southampton, England
Date of death Unknown
Playing position Left-half
Youth career
Bitterne Guild
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1908–1911 Southampton 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Harold W. "Harry" Bamford was an English amateur footballer who played as a half-back for Southampton in the Southern League from 1908 to 1911.

Football career[edit]

Bamford was born in Southampton and played his youth football for Bitterne Guild before joining Southampton in the 1908 close season.[1]

Most of his time with the "Saints" was spent in the reserves whom he helped win the Hampshire Senior Cup in 1910. His first-team debut came on 9 January 1909, when he took the place of Bert Trueman at left-half for the Southern League match at Luton Town, which was lost 1–0.[2] Bamford retained his place for two further matches, before John Robertson replaced him, although Bamford returned for two matches at the end of February. Bamford made two further appearances, in April 1910 and in April 1911.[3]

Later career[edit]

In 1911, Bamford decided to quit football in order to continue his career as a schoolteacher.[1]


  1. ^ a b Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (1992). The Alphabet of the Saints. ACL & Polar Publishing. p. 22. ISBN 0-9514862-3-3. 
  2. ^ Chalk, Gary; Holley, Duncan (1987). Saints – A complete record. Breedon Books. p. 45. ISBN 0-907969-22-4. 
  3. ^ Chalk, Gary; Holley, Duncan. Saints – A complete record. pp. 45, 47 and 49.