Francis Harris

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Frank Harris
Personal information
Full name Francis Harris
Date of birth (1908-04-05)5 April 1908
Place of birth Catshill, England
Date of death 1958 (aged 49–50)[1]
Playing position(s) Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Cradley Heath
19??–1928 Bromsgrove Rovers
1928–1933 Cardiff City 130 (10)
1933–1935 Charlton Athletic 82 (8)
Brierley Hill Alliance
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Francis Harris (5 April 1908 – 1958) was an English professional footballer. He was born in Catshill.

Harris began his football career at non-league sides Cradley Heath and Bromsgrove Rovers while working as a mechanic. In 1928, he signed for Cardiff City, scoring on his home debut in a 2–1 win over Leicester City. It took him several years to fully establish himself in the side as numerous minor injuries forced him in and out of the first team before missing just two games during the 1931–32 season. In 1933, he was sold to Charlton Athletic, who were also suffering from a slump in recent years but Harris was part of the team that helped the club win two consecutive promotions to return to the top flight. After leaving Charlton he played at Brierley Hill Alliance.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Francis Harris at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
  2. ^ Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 84. ISBN 1-85983-462-0.