Player #237

Appearances:

37

Starts:

37

Goals:

29

Seasons:

1

Harold Halse
Harold Halse

Source: Football card #49 Harold Halse issued by W A & A C Churchman for Churchman's Cigarettes under the Footballers series, 1914.

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Harold Halse
Harold Halse

Source: Football card #49 Harold Halse issued by W A & A C Churchman for Churchman's Cigarettes under the Footballers series, 1914.

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Harold Halse

Position

Centre Forward

From

1912-13

To

1912-13

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Harold Halse

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Seasons

Age*

26

Division

D1

Appearances

37
37

Starts

37
37

Substitute

0
0

Unused

0
0

Goals

29
29

*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 James Halse

Birth Date

Friday, 1 January 1886

Birth Place

Leytonstone, East London

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Manchester United

From

For

£1,200

On

July 1912

Previous Clubs

Park Road School |
Newportians FC |
Wanstead FC |
Barking Town |
1905-06 Clapton Orient |
1906-07 Southend United |
1908-12 Manchester United |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Chelsea

For

Free

On

May 1913

Subsequent Clubs

1913-21 Chelsea |
1921-23 Charlton Athletic |

Harold Halse
Harold Halse

Source: Football card #49 Harold Halse issued by W A & A C Churchman for Churchman's Cigarettes under the Footballers series, 1914.

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Harold Halse
Harold Halse

Source: Football card #49 Harold Halse issued by W A & A C Churchman for Churchman's Cigarettes under the Footballers series, 1914.

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Villa Career

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

1912-13 £1.2k, 37 | 29 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Monday, 2 September 1912

Debut Appearance

Monday, 2 September 1912

Chelsea (h), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 7 September 1912

Final Appearance

Wednesday, 23 April 1913

Sunderland (h), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Wednesday, 23 April 1913

Honours

1912-13 FA Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

England

Died

25 March 1949, Aged 63

Harold Halse

Player #237 for Aston Villa, Harold James Halse played as a centre forward for the club.

Harold played for Villa in 1912-13 making 37 appearances for the club.

Harold was born in Leytonstone on 1st January 1888 and he made his debut appearance for Villa at the age of 26 on the 2nd September 1912.

Villa had signed Harold from Manchester United in July 1912 for a fee of £1,200.

Harold was an immediate success, scoring in his second game and then going on a scoring run of 12 in 6 games including netting all 5 goals in the 5-1 drubbing of Derby County.

It therefore comes as a huge surprise that Harold, in spite of his age, talent, performances, record and the substantial outlay made for his services in the summer of 1912 that he was allowed to leave the club.

Harold moved on to Chelsea but could not recapture his Villa form, hitting just 25 goals in 122 games.

Perhaps homesickness prompted his return to the capital city having spent 5 years away, whatever the reason Villa’s loss was no one else’s gain.

Harold played under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

Harold passed away in Colchester on 25th March 1949 aged 63.