Harry Moger

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Harry Moger
Personal information
Full name George Henry Moger
Date of birth September 1879
Place of birth Southampton, England
Date of death 16 June 1927(1927-06-16) (aged 47)
Place of death Manchester, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (2 m)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Forest Swifts
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1898–1900 Freemantle
1900–1903 Southampton 14 (0)
1903–1912 Manchester United 242 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

George Henry Moger[1] (September 1879 – 16 June 1927) was an English football goalkeeper.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Southampton, Moger started his career with local side Forest Swifts, before joining Southampton St. Marys' main local rivals, Freemantle in 1898. In 1899 he was suspended for two months due to his having played amateur football for Forest Swifts whilst registered as a professional with Freemantle.[2]


He joined Southampton in the summer of 1900, but spent most of his time at Southampton as understudy to the England international 'keeper, Jack Robinson. Tall and lean, Moger was particularly useful in high-ball situations when he could come off his goal line to punch the ball clear.[2] Robinson's dominance of the 'keeper's position restricted Moger to 14 Southern League appearances in his three years at The Dell.

Manchester United[edit]

In May 1903, he was sold to Manchester United who had spotted his potential when at Southampton. He would stay with United until 1912 when he retired. During his Manchester United career, he made 266 appearances, and helped United to the Football League titles in 1907-–08 and 1910–11, and the FA Cup in 1909.

He retired as a player in 1912 and died in Manchester in June 1927 at the age of 47.


Manchester United


  1. ^ a b Chalk, Gary; Holley, Duncan; Bull, David (2013). All the Saints: A Complete Players' Who's Who of Southampton FC. Southampton: Hagiology Publishing. p. 135. ISBN 978-0-9926-8640-6. 
  2. ^ a b Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (1992). The Alphabet of the Saints. ACL & Polar Publishing. p. 243. ISBN 0-9514862-3-3. 

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