Harry Bradshaw

  • Date of Birth: 24/8/73
  • Birthplace: Liverpool
  • Nationality: English
  • Position: Forward
  • Signed 1893
  • Debut 28/10/93
  • Appearances 138
  • Goals 51
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The first Liverpool player to achieve international honours. Harry Bradshaw was the Reds' centre-forward for the second half of their debut season in the Football League (1893-94) and scored six goals from 14 appearances to help his team to the Second Division championship.

In the difficult campaign that followed, with the club being immediately relegated, he was the only 'ever-present' in the League and found the net 18 times. 

Although he would immediately pick up another Second Division winners' medal in 1895-96, his total of League goals was a lot less (12), but he had switched position to the wing by this point.

His versatility in being able to play on the left and right wing or centre forward was a useful asset.

Bradshaw joined Tottenham before the 1898-99 season and featured mainly as an outside-left, playing a total of 52 matches and scoring 13 goals for Spurs from 1898-99.

He played his last game of football for Thames Ironworks (later West Ham) on 9th of December 1899 and scored a goal in a 1-2 loss.

Sadly, two weeks later he died from tuberculosis on Christmas Day, aged just 26. On 2nd April 1900 Tottenham and Thames Ironworks played a charity match to raise money for Bradshaw's family.

Other clubs:
Liverpool Nomads (amateur), Northwich Victoria; Tottenham (Southern league), Thames Ironworks [West Ham] (Southern league)

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