Player #344

Appearances:

207

Starts:

207

Goals:

0

Seasons:

6

Harry Morton
Harry Morton

Source: Football card #34 Harry Morton issued by J A Pattreiouex under the Footballers In Action series, 1934.

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Harry Morton
Harry Morton

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Harry Morton

Position

Goalkeeper

From

1931-32

To

1936-37

IMAGE CREDIT

Harry Morton

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

22
23
24
25
26
27

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D2

Appearances

207
31
44
48
43
22
19

Starts

207
31
44
48
43
22
19

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
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

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Harold Morton

Birth Date

Saturday, 9 January 1909

Birth Place

Chadderton, Oldham

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

From

For

Free

On

October 1931

Previous Clubs

St. Luke’s School |
Chadderton Sunday School |
Oldham Boys |
Platt Brothers Ironworks FC |
Middleton Road Primitives |
Royal Welsh Fusiliers |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Everton

For

Free

On

March 1937

Subsequent Clubs

1937-39 Everton |

Harry Morton
Harry Morton

Source: Football card #34 Harry Morton issued by J A Pattreiouex under the Footballers In Action series, 1934.

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Harry Morton
Harry Morton

Source: Football card #34 Harry Morton issued by J A Pattreiouex under the Footballers In Action series, 1934.

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Villa Career

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

1931-37 Aston Villa, Free, 207 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Billy Smith led Management Committee |
Jimmy McMullan |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 28 November 1931

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 28 November 1931

Manchester City (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 13 February 1937

Plymouth Argyle (h), Division Two

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 13 February 1937

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

England

Died

4 April 1974, Aged 65

Harry Morton

Player #344 for Aston Villa, Harold Morton, known as Harry Morton, and nicknamed Soldier played as a goalkeeper for the club.

Harry played for Villa between 1931-32 and 1936-37 making 207 appearances.

Harry was born in Chadderton, Oldham on 9 January 1909 and made his debut appearance for Villa on the 28 November 1931 aged 22.

Harry Morton began his football career in junior football with Middleton Road Primitives in 1928 before a spell in the Army with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers on the Rhine.

He was spotted by Villa scouts during a friendly match between Villa and the BAOR football team in Biebrich Germany.

Impressed by Harry’s performance Villa asked the British Army permission to take him on.

After a trial in October 1930, he was signed as an amateur and made his club debut for the reserves in a Central League game against Everton on 22nd November 1930.

He went on to sign as a professional in March 1931.

Harry was the 43rd custodian of the Villa goal in League and Cup football and made his Football League debut almost exactly a year later against Manchester City at Maine Road on 28th November 1931, replacing regular ‘keeper Fred Biddlestone who had been injured before kick off.

By the end of the 1931-32 season Harry had permanently displaced Fred as Villa’s #1 and he would miss just one League game over the next three seasons, helping Villa to claim the runners-up position in the League Championship in the 1932-33 and reach the FA Cup semi-final in 1934, where they lost to eventual winners Manchester City at Leeds Road, Huddersfield.

Over his 207 appearances for Villa, Harry conceded 400 goals at a rate of 1.93 goals per game.

Harry played his last game for Villa on 13 February 1937 aged 28 in Division Two following Villa’s relegation the previous season, ahead of his move to Everton the following month.

Harry had played under the Billy Smith led Management Committee, Villa’s first manager proper, Jimmy McMullan
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Harry passed away on 4 April 1974 aged 65 in his hometown of Chadderton.