Dennis Harper (footballer)

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Dennis Harper
Personal information
Date of birth (1936-10-12) 12 October 1936 (age 80)
Place of birth Wednesbury, England
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1959 Birmingham City 1 (0)
1959–1961 Romford
1961 Burton Albion
1961–1962 Nuneaton Borough
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Dennis Harper (born 12 October 1936) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League for Birmingham City.[1] He played as an inside forward.

Harper was born in Wednesbury, Staffordshire. He started his football career with Darlaston before joining Birmingham City, initially as an amateur, in 1955. Awarded a professional contract in the 1956 close season, he was not even a regular in the reserve team when given his First Division debut at the age of 20, when Noel Kinsey, Bryan Orritt, Bill Finney and Bert Linnecor were all injured at the same time.[2] The game, a 3–1 defeat at Bolton Wanderers on 20 February 1957,[3] proved to be the only appearance that Harper made in the Football League. He went on to play non-league football for Romford, Burton Albion and Nuneaton Borough[2]


  1. ^ "Birmingham City: 1947/48–2007/08". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 27 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 94. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ Matthews, p. 192.