Player #227

Appearances:

85

Starts:

85

Goals:

17

Seasons:

5

Harold Edgley
Harold Edgley

Source: Villa News & Record, Our Portrait Gallery #218, September 20 1913.

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Harold Edgley
Harold Edgley

Source: Villa News & Record, Our Portrait Gallery #218, September 20 1913.

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Harold Edgley

Position

Winger

From

1911-12

To

1919-20

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Harold Edgley

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

19
20
21
22
27

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

85
2
0
24
36
23

Starts

85
2
0
24
36
23

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

17
1
0
6
8
2

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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Harold Horace Edgley

Birth Date

Friday, 1 January 1892

Birth Place

Crewe, Cheshire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Crewe Alexandra

From

For

£50

On

June 1911

Previous Clubs

Whitchurch FC |
Crewe Alexandra |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Queens Park Rangers

For

Free

On

August 1920

Subsequent Clubs

Queens Park Rangers |

Harold Edgley
Harold Edgley

Source: Villa News & Record, Our Portrait Gallery #218, September 20 1913.

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Harold Edgley
Harold Edgley

Source: Villa News & Record, Our Portrait Gallery #218, September 20 1913.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1911-20 Aston Villa, £50, 85 | 17 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Monday, 23 October 1911

Debut Appearance

Monday, 23 October 1911

Sheffield United (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 23 March 1912

Final Appearance

Friday, 2 April 1920

Chelsea (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Friday, 2 April 1920

Honours

1912-13 FA Cup Winners |
1919-20 FA Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

1 March 1966, Aged 74

Harold Edgley

Player #227 for Aston Villa, Harold Horace Edgley, known as Harold Edgley played as a winger for the club in the outside left position.

Harold played for Villa between 1911-12 and 1919-20 making 85 appearances.

Harold was born in Crewe in 1892 and made his debut appearance for Villa at the age of 19 on the 23rd October 1911.

Villa had signed Harold for £50 from Crewe Alexandra in June 1911 however after a couple of games in the 1911-12 season he didn’t feature at all in the 1912-13 league season and for the following season he was initially loaned out to Stourbridge FC from September to December 1913 before returning and emerging as a first team regular.

Like so may players of the period Harold’s career was interrupted by WW1 but in 1919 he picked up where he left off helping Villa charge to the 1919-20 FA Cup win - their sixth win.

More misfortune struck Harold however as despite scoring in the semi final against Chelsea he missed the final itself due to a broken leg that he ironically sustained in the league fixture at Stamford Bridge - the very ground where the final itself would be held and the home ground of the club he’d just vanquished - Chelsea.

That game, on the 2nd April 1920, proved to be Harold’s last for Villa at the age of 28 and he moved on to Queens Park Rangers in August 1920.

Harold played his entire Villa career under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

Harold passed away in Nottingham in March 1966 aged 74.