Peter Harris (footballer)

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Peter Harris
Personal information
Full name Peter Philip Harris
Date of birth 19 December 1925
Place of birth Portsmouth, England
Date of death 2 January 2003(2003-01-02) (aged 77)
Place of death Hayling Island, England
Playing position Outside Right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946-1960 Portsmouth 479 (193)
National team
1949-1954 England 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Peter Philip Harris (19 December 1925 – 2 January 2003) was a footballer who played for Portsmouth in the 1940s and 1950s.

Harris was an outside right, and he played a crucial role in Pompey's Football league title-winning sides of 1949 and 1950.[1]

He made 479 Football League appearances for Portsmouth, scoring 193 goals.[2]

Only the competition from Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney, in an era before substitutions were introduced to the game, prevented Peter earning more than two caps for the England national football team. He made England debut against Ireland in a 2–0 defeat in September 1949.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Portsmouth 1946-47 4 1 0 0 4 1
1947-48 40 13 2 1 42 14
1948-49 40 17 5 5 45 22
1949-50 40 16 4 1 1 0 45 17
1950-51 36 5 1 0 37 5
1951-52 40 9 4 1 44 10
1952-53 41 23 1 0 42 23
1953-54 40 20 7 5 47 25
1954-55 41 23 1 0 42 23
1955-56 41 23 2 1 43 24
1956-57 39 11 2 2 41 13
1957-58 40 18 2 2 42 20
1958-59 26 13 4 0 30 13
1959-60 11 1 11 1
Career totals 479 193 35 18 1 0 515 211

Source: Pompeyrama[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brian Glanville (21 February 2003). "Peter Harris: Top scorer during Portsmouth's glory days". Guardian. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Peter Harris". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Player Stats: Peter Harris". Pompeyrama. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 

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