Harold Hassall

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Harold Hassall
Personal information
Full name Harold William Hassall
Date of birth (1929-03-04)4 March 1929
Place of birth Bolton, England
Date of death 30 January 2015(2015-01-30) (aged 85)
Place of death Bolton, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1952 Huddersfield Town 74 (26)
1952–1955 Bolton Wanderers 102 (34)
Total 176 (60)
National team
1951–1953 England 5 (4)
Teams managed
1969–1970 Malaysia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Harold William Hassall (4 March 1929 – 30 January 2015) was a professional footballer, who played as a forward for Huddersfield Town and Bolton Wanderers in the 1940s and 1950s.[1]

Harold was one of four Hassall brothers. He lived relatively near to where he was born.[2] He also played 5 matches for England, in which he scored 4 goals.[1]

He coached Malaysia national football team from 1969 to 1970.[3][4]

Harold's career was ended earlier than expected due to a serious knee injury picked up during his Bolton days on New Year's Day 1955.

He died in Bolton on 30 January 2015.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Harold Hassall". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Ex-England and Bolton Wanderers striker Harold Hassall dies, aged 85". The Bolton News. 31 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Harold Hassall". Football England. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Englishmen in Singapore and Malaysia: Coaches with links to Watford, Tottenham Hotspur, Wigan". Les Rosbifs. Archived from the original on 28 December 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2012.