Dave Harper (footballer)

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Dave Harper
Personal information
Date of birth (1938-09-29)29 September 1938
Place of birth Peckham, London, England
Date of death 24 January 2013(2013-01-24) (aged 74)
Place of death Eastbourne, England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1965 Millwall 165 (4)
1965–1967 Ipswich Town 72 (2)
1967–1968 Swindon Town 4 (0)
1968–1971 Leyton Orient 85 (4)
Total 326 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

David Harper (29 September 1938 – 24 January 2013) was an English footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League.[1][2] He was born in Peckham, London, UK.

His son, Frank Harper, is a British actor whose roles include that of the father of a football-loving teenage girl (played by Keira Knightley) in Bend It Like Beckham.


  1. ^ "Dave Harper". Millwallfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  2. ^ Dave Harper's Career