Harry Haslam (footballer)

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Harry Haslam
Personal information
Date of birth 1921?
Date of death 1986
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–1946? Rochdale 0 (0)
1946–1947? Oldham Athletic 2 (0)
1947?–1948? Brighton and Hove Albion 0 (0)
1948?–1949? Leyton Orient 7 (0)
1949?–? Guildford City ?
Teams managed
? Tonbridge
1972–1978 Luton Town
1978–1980 Sheffield United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Harry Haslam (died 1986[1]) was a footballer and manager in the Football League between the 1940s and 1980s.

Haslam played for Rochdale as an amateur, before moving to Oldham Athletic in 1946-47, for whom he made two League appearances.[2] After a short spell with Brighton & Hove Albion he moved to Leyton Orient for 1948-49, with whom he made 7 League appearances, before joining Guildford City.[3]

He managed Tonbridge in the 1960s, winning the Kent Senior Cup in 1964-65,[4] and went on to manage the club on a record 552 occasions.[5] Haslam became manager of Luton Town in 1972 and he led them to promotion to the Football League First Division for 1974-75.[1]

In 1978, he became manager of Sheffield United, and he remained in charge until 1980.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Martin Smith (4 March 2009). "Biog of managers from the 1974-75 season (#20)". telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  2. ^ "OLDHAM ATHLETIC : 1946/47 - 2010/11". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  3. ^ Football League Player Stats at Neil Brown - Leyton Orient
  4. ^ "Tonbridge Angels Football Club: History". tonbridgeafc.co.uk. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  5. ^ "Tonbridge Angels - Club Records". Club Statistics. Tonbridge Angels FC. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  6. ^ "United Managers". Sheffield United FC. 3 June 2011. Archived from the original on 12 September 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011.