Harry Edwards (footballer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Harry Edwards
Personal information
Full name Henry Ross Edwards
Date of birth 1870
Place of birth Coventry, England
Date of death Not known
Place of death Coventry, England
Playing position Inside forward / Centre half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
18xx–1892 Singer's ? (?)
1892–1893 Small Heath 5 (1)
1893 Ryton Rovers ? (?)
1893–1894 Leicester Fosse ? (?)
1894–1895 Derby County 0 (0)
1895–1898 Wolverton L&NWR ? (?)
1898–1899 Watford ? (?)
1899–1900 Bedford Queens Works ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Henry Ross "Harry" Edwards (1870 – after 1899) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Small Heath.[1]

Edwards was born in Coventry, Warwickshire. An inside forward,[2] he attracted the attention of the Small Heath club, whose scout went to watch him playing for Singer's; they signed him, together with his more impressive teammate Frank Mobley, who went on to score 64 goals in four seasons for Small Heath.[3] Edwards played in the first five games of the 1892–93 season – Small Heath's first season in the Football League – and scored on his debut, in a 5–1 defeat of Port Vale,[4] but could not compete with Billy Walton and the prolific Fred Wheldon.[2] He played for Leicester Fosse in the Midland League and for Derby County, without appearing in their Football League side, before moving to Southern League club Wolverton L&NWR.[1] Edwards settled well at Wolverton, playing as an attacking centre half, and stayed for three seasons before moving to fellow Southern League club Watford.[2]

Edwards' younger brother Bill was also a professional footballer who played for Small Heath.[2]

Edwards died in his native Coventry.[2]


  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 82. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 85. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ Matthews, p. 111.
  4. ^ Matthews, p. 141.