Harry Welfare

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Henry Welfare
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Personal information
Full name Henry Welfare
Date of birth (1888-08-20)20 August 1888
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Date of death 1 September 1966(1966-09-01) (aged 78)
Place of death Angra dos Reis, Brazil
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1906–1912 Northern Nomads 114 (119)
1912–1913 Liverpool 4 (1)
1913 Tranmere Rovers 8 (8)
1913–1924 Fluminense 166 (163)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Henry "Harry" Welfare (20 August 1888 – 1 September 1966; likely Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈhẽɻi ˈɦɛɾi wɛɫˈfɛʁ]) was an English footballer and teacher who lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Fluminense Football Club[edit]

He arrived at Rio de Janeiro on 9 August 1913 to work as an English teacher on the Anglo-Brazilian Gym. Soon after, he started to play football for the Fluminense Football Club. He did wonders as a striker in his first training session and was quickly invited to join the squad. He played with Fluminense for 10 years, up to 1923. For his loyal service to the Club, he was elected a Member For Life of the Fluminense's deliberative council.

Scoring record[edit]

With Fluminense, he held the extraordinary record of almost a goal per game, scoring 163 goals in 166 games. Welfare ended his career after scoring the winning goal for Fluminense against Botafogo, in 1924.

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