Harry Bland

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Harry Bland
Personal information
Full name William Henry Bland
Date of birth (1898-01-12)12 January 1898
Place of birth Leeds, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Royal Navy
1927–1934 Plymouth Argyle 122 (2)
1934–1935 Cardiff City 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William Henry "Harry" Bland (12 January 1898 – after 1934) was an English professional footballer who made 130 appearances in the Football League playing for Plymouth Argyle and Cardiff City. He played as a defender.[1][2]

Bland was born in Leeds.[1] He served in the Royal Navy, and signed for Plymouth Argyle after being posted to the city. He made his debut in the Football League a month short of his 30th birthday, and replaced the ageing Moses Russell at right back. He made 128 appearances for the club in all competitions, the last of which came in March 1934,[2] and the following season played a few games for Cardiff City.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 28. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b "Harry Bland". Greens on Screen. Retrieved 19 August 2010.