Player #106

Appearances:

77

Starts:

77

Goals:

0

Seasons:

5

Harry Wilkes
Harry Wilkes

Source: Sketch from the Monmouthshire Beacon, December 23, 1898.

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Harry Wilkes
Harry Wilkes

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Harry Wilkes

Position

Goalkeeper

From

1894-95

To

1898-99

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Harry Wilkes

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Seasons

Age*

20
21
22
23
24

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

77
25
30
13
5
4

Starts

77
25
30
13
5
4

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

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 Theodore Wilkes

Birth Date

Friday, 19 June 1874

Birth Place

Alcester, Warwickshire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Redditch Town

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

Congregational Unity FC |
Redditch Town |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Stoke City

For

Free

On

1898

Subsequent Clubs

Stoke |

Harry Wilkes
Harry Wilkes

Source: Sketch from the Monmouthshire Beacon, December 23, 1898.

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Harry Wilkes
Harry Wilkes

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Villa Career

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

1894-98 Free, 77 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 1 September 1894

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 1 September 1894

Small Heath (h), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 24 September 1898

Sheffield United (h), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 24 September 1898

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

9 February 1921, Aged 46

Harry Wilkes

Player #106 for Aston Villa, Harry Theodore Wilkes, known as Harry Wilkes and nicknamed Badger, played as a goalkeeper for the club.

Harry represented Villa between 1894-95 and 1898-99.

Harry was born in Alcester, Warwickshire on 19th June 1874 and made his debut as a 20 year old on 1st September 1894.

Harry was only the 2nd keeper in Villa history to make more than 75 appearances following Jimmy Warner.

Villa had signed Harry from Redditch Town and he went on to represent the club 77 times over his 5 seasons at the club.

Harry was the sixteenth custodian of the Villa goal in League and Cup football and the third to be considered Villa's regular number one over successive seasons after Jimmy Warner (1886-92) and Bill Dunning (1892-95).

Harry conceded 114 goals across his 77 appearances at a ratio of 1.48 whilst keeping 14 clean sheets.

In his time with the Villa Harry won 6 major trophies: 3 League Championships in 1895-96, 1896-97 and 1898-99 as well as 2 FA Cups wins in 1894-95 and 1896-97 (the latter completing the league and cup double) and a Charity Shield.

Harry was an ever present in the 1894-95 FA Cup Winning team keeping a clean sheet in the final hosted at Crystal Palace, London where Villa once again beat West Bromwich Albion, this time 1-0.

Harry played in 29 of 30 of Villa’s games in the 1895-96 Championship winning season keeping 5 clean sheets.

Harry was instrumental in the double winning season on 1896-97 keeping 2 clean sheets in 5 FA Cup appearances however Harry was not to feature in the final hosted at Crystal Palace, London where Villa vanquished Everton 3-2 in front of a crowd of 65,891.

Harry then made 4 league appearances in 1898-99 as Villa once again ran out as League Champions.

Harry’s final game for Villa came on the 24th September 1898 aged 24 after which he moved on to Stoke.

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

Harry passed away in Stoke on Trent on the 9th February 1921 aged just 46.