Player #46

Appearances:

84

Starts:

84

Goals:

0

Seasons:

6

Harry Devey
Harry Devey

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Harry Devey
Harry Devey

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Harry Devey

Position

Defender

From

1887-88

To

1892-93

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Harry Devey

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

27
28
29
30
31
32

Division

FAC
FL
FL
FL
FL
D1

Appearances

84
2
24
20
20
14
4

Starts

84
2
24
20
20
14
4

Substitute

0
0
0
0
20
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

0
0
0
0
0
0
0

*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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Harry Percival Devey

Birth Date

March 1860

Birth Place

Newtown, Birmingham

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Birmingham Excelsior FC

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

Aston Hall School |
1881-84 Aston Clarendon FC |
1884-86 Montrose Youth Club |
Aston FC |
1886-87 Excelsior FC |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Retired

For

Released

On

1893

Subsequent Clubs

Retired |

Harry Devey
Harry Devey

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Harry Devey
Harry Devey

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Villa Career

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

1887-93 Aston Villa, Free, 84 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 15 October 1887

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 15 October 1887

Oldbury Town (a), FA Cup

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 14 January 1893

Sunderland (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 14 January 1893

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

25 April 1940, Aged 80

Harry Devey

Player #46 for Aston Villa, Harry Percival Devey played as a defender for the club. Harry represented Villa between 1887-88 and 1892-93.

Harry was born in Newtown just two miles from Villa’s current ground in 10th March 1860 and made his debut as a 27 year old on 15th October 1887.

Villa had signed Harry from Excelsior FC and he went on to represent the club 84 times and scoring once over his six seasons at the club.

Harry came from a family dynasty of professional footballers, Jack, Harry and Bob Devey all turning out for Villa. Abel, was a cricketer with Staffordshire whilst Ted and Will represented Small Heath.

Harry, a keen, hard-tackler, also had the ability, then rare for a defender at bringing the ball forward possessing a mix of two latter day Villa legends Shaun Teale and Paul McGrath.

Harry’s final game for Villa came on 14th January 1893 aged 32 after which he retired from football.

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

Harry passed away on 25th April 1940 in Birmingham aged 80.