Player #2

Appearances:

10

Starts:

10

Goals:

0

Seasons:

3

Harry Simmonds
Harry Simmonds

Source: 1879-80 Aston Villa Team Portrait.

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Harry Simmonds
Harry Simmonds

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Harry Simmonds

Position

Defender

From

1879-80

To

1881-82

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Harry Simmonds

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

21
22
23

Division

FAC
FAC
FAC

Appearances

10
2
3
5

Starts

10
2
3
5

Substitute

0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0

Goals

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

Henry Richmond Simmonds

Birth Date

June 1858

Birth Place

Handsworth, Birmingham

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Wesleyan Methodists

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

Hockley St. John’s Athletic |
Aston Waverley |
Wesleyan Methodists |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Retired

For

Released

On

1882

Subsequent Clubs

Retired |

Harry Simmonds
Harry Simmonds

Source: 1879-80 Aston Villa Team Portrait.

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Harry Simmonds
Harry Simmonds

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Villa Career

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

1879-82 Aston Villa, Free, 10 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 13 December 1879

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 13 December 1879

Stafford Road (a), FA Cup

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 21 January 1882

Wednesbury Old Athletic (a), FA Cup

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 21 January 1882

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

3 August 1939, Aged 81

Harry Simmonds

Player #2 for Aston Villa, Henry Richmond Simmonds, known as Harry Simmons played as a defender for the club. Harry made his debut in the 1879-80 FA Cup campaign - Villa’s first entry into the competition.

Harry was born in Birmingham, just 3 miles from the current Villa ground, in June 1858 and made his debut as a 21 year old on the 13th December 1879.

Villa had signed Harry from Wesleyan Methodists and he went on to represent the club for three successive seasons from 1879-80 to 1881-82.

Harry’s final game came on 21st January 1882 having made 10 FA Cup appearances and reaching the 4th Round on two occasions. He subsequently retired from football aged 23 due to an ankle injury.

Harry played in the era when team selection was made by a Management Committee rather than the latter day more typical Manager role.

Harry passed away in Handsworth on 3rd August 1939 aged 81.