Bill Harvey (footballer, born 1896)

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William Henry Tompkins Harvey (12 April 1896 – 1972) was an English association football player and manager. He also played first-class cricket for Border and Warwickshire. Harvey was born in Shirley, Southampton in 1896 and died in North Shields, Northumberland in 1972.[1]

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,[2] Chesterfield from 1932 to 1938[3] and Gillingham from 1938 to 1939.[4]

He is not to be confused with another Bill Harvey (1920–2002), who managed Luton Town and Grimsby Town in the 1960s.[5]


  1. ^ "Bill Harvey". Sky is Blue. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Manager history for Birmingham City". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Manager history for Chesterfield". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Manager history for Gillingham". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Bright, Richard (6 February 2002). "Akinbiyi set for Palace debut". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 18 May 2012. Former Grimsby manager Bill Harvey, the only manager in the club's history to have been born in the town, has died at the age of 82. Harvey played for Grimsby boys but never played for the first team.