Bill Harvey (footballer, born 1920)

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Bill Harvey
Personal information
Date of birth 1920
Place of birth Grimsby, England
Date of death 3 February 2002 (aged 81–82)
Youth career
Grimsby Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1937–1939 Grimsby Town 0 (0)
Teams managed
1962–1964 Luton Town
1968–1969 Grimsby Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William "Bill" Harvey (1920 – 3 February 2002[1]) was an English footballer, more notable as a manager than as a player, who managed Luton Town and Grimsby Town.


Harvey signed for his home town club Grimsby Town as a player before World War II, but never made the first team. After the end of hostilities, he decided to concentrate on coaching. His first managing appointment came in 1962, when he was made manager of Bedfordshire outfit Luton Town. In his first season Luton were relegated from Division Two, and Harvey resigned in November 1964. He returned to coaching, working at Swindon Town and Bristol City. Harvey returned to Grimsby in 1968, but with Harvey in charge the team were first relegated and then finished in the re-election spots of Division Four. Grimsby failed to be re-elected to the Football League. Harvey resigned after a year in charge, and never managed again.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Sixty Years A Soccer Stalwart, Bill Harvey Dies At 81". Peterborough United F.C. Official Website. 4 February 2002. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Richard Bright (2002-02-06). "Akinbiyi set for Palace debut". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2007-08-20. 
  3. ^ "Former Town Manager Dies". Grimsby Town F.C. 5 February 2002. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 

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