Bill Harvey (footballer, born 1896)

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Bill Harvey
Personal information
Full name William Henry Tompkins Harvey
Date of birth (1896-12-22)22 December 1896
Place of birth Netley, Hampshire, England
Date of death 1972 (aged 75–76)
Place of death North Shields, Northumberland, England
Playing position Outside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Yorkshire Amateurs
West Riding Regiment
1919–1920 Sheffield Wednesday 19 (1)
1921–1925 Birmingham 78 (2)
1925–1926 Southend United 0 (0)
National team
England Amateur
Teams managed
1927–1928 Birmingham
1932–1938 Chesterfield
1938–1939 Gillingham
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

William Henry Tompkins Harvey (12 April 1896 – 1972) was an English association football player and manager. He played as an outside right in the Football League for Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham.[1] He also played first-class cricket for Border and Warwickshire.

Early life[edit]

Harvey was born at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Netley, near Southampton, in 1896.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Harvey played for Sheffield Wednesday, Birmingham and Southend United. His most successful spell was at Birmingham, where he made over 70 Football League appearances.

Managerial career[edit]

Harvey managed Birmingham from 1927 to 1928,[3] Chesterfield from 1932 to 1938[4] and Gillingham from 1938 to 1939.[5]

He died in North Shields, which was then in Northumberland, in 1972.[2]


  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2012) [2002]. Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 130. ISBN 978-1-905891-61-0.
  2. ^ a b "Bill Harvey". Sky is Blue. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Manager history for Birmingham City". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Manager history for Chesterfield". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Manager history for Gillingham". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 October 2011.