Harry Armitage

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Harry Armitage
Personal information
Date of birth (1901-08-16)16 August 1901
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Date of death 2 September 1973(1973-09-02) (aged 72)
Place of death Crewe, England
Height 5 ft 6.5 in (1.69 m)
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919–1920 Hathersage
1920–1922 Sheffield Wednesday 3 (0)
1922–1926 Bristol Rovers 122 (0)
1926–1927 Lincoln City 9 (0)
1927–???? Scarborough Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Harold A. 'Harry' Armitage was a footballer who played professionally for Sheffield Wednesday, Bristol Rovers and Lincoln City.

Armitage started out playing for Hathersage, with whom he won the Sheffield Amateur League during the 1919–20 season, before joining Sheffield Wednesday in 1920. In two seasons with Wednesday he made just three League appearances, and he moved on to Bristol Rovers in May 1922.

Armitage was a regular in the Bristol Rovers defence during his four years at the club, playing in 122 League games during that period, and also playing cricket for Stapleton C.C. during the summer of 1923. In 1926 He joined Lincoln City for a year, before moving to Scarborough Town in 1927.


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