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Harry Lewis

Harry Lewis

Birthdate: 19 December 1896
Birthplace: Birkenhead, England
Other clubs: Birkenhead Old Boys (1913-14), The Comets, Hull City (1923-25), Mold (1927-28)
Signed for LFC: September 1916
Liverpool debut: 30.08.1919
Last appearance: 17.04.1922
Debut goal: 30.08.1919
Last goal: 29.10.1921
Contract expiry: 17.10.1923
Win ratio: 48.57% W:34 D:21 L:15
Games/goals ratio: 5.83
Honours: League Championship 1921/22
Wartime games/goals: 101 / 57
LFC league games/goals: 59 / 10
Total LFC games/goals: 70 / 12

Player profile

Seventeen-year-old Lewis created a stir in 1914 for Birkenhead Old Boys in the Merseyside Amateur league having scored 101 goals of the club's total of 228, including friendlies, in just one season! Lewis scored 57 goals in 101 wartime marches for Liverpool from 1916-1919 before making his proper first-team debut on the opening day of the 1919/20 season. He scored the first of Liverpool’s goals in a 3-1 victory away to Bradford City, but also missed a penalty. He scored nine times that season, which turned out to be his best for the club. "Lewis is not a big chap, but he is skilful in his purveying of the ball, attends to the needs of his wing-man as a mother to her child, but often asserts his individuality in front of goal," was a contemporary description of his qualities. Over the next two campaigns he made a further 42 first-team appearances, but his knack of getting the odd goal seemed to have deserted him as he only added three goals to his total of 9. The club programme complained in September 1920 that "those left-footed drives which were once a feature of his work seem to have vanished." He did contribute though to Liverpool's Championship win in 1921/22 but missed the 1922/23 League title win due to "illness" and subsequent failure to win his place back. In his absence Harry Chambers and Dick Forshaw had firmly established themselves as inside-forwards and with Jimmy Walsh as the new centre Lewis was allowed to leave for second division Hull in October 1923.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 59 11 0 0 0 70
1919-1920 23 5 0 0 0 28
1920-1921 17 3 0 0 0 20
1921-1922 19 3 0 0 0 22

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
6 Sunderland
6 Manchester United
5 Middlesbrough
5 Bolton Wanderers
5 Bradford City
4 Burnley
4 Everton
3 Preston North End
3 Sheffield United
3 Birmingham City
2 Arsenal
2 Bradford Park Avenue
2 Gateshead
2 Derby
2 Aston Villa
2 Huddersfield Town
2 Chelsea
2 Oldham Athletic
2 Blackburn Rovers
2 WBA
1 Manchester City
1 Luton Town
1 Newcastle United
1 Cardiff City
1 Notts County
1 Tottenham
Total Competition
59 League
11 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 10 2 0 0 0 12
1919-1920 7 2 0 0 0 9
1920-1921 2 0 0 0 0 2
1921-1922 1 0 0 0 0 1

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
10 League
2 FA Cup
Total Open play/Penalty
12 Open play

Wartime Appearances / Goals

Season Appearances Goals
1916-1917 28 12
1917-1918 35 26
1918-1919 38 19

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 30.08.1919 Bradford City Valley Parade League
50 29.10.1921 Tottenham Anfield League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 10 30.08.1919 Bradford City Valley Parade League
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