Player profile

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

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals591100070
1919-1920 23500028
1920-1921 17300020
1921-1922 19300022

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

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

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals10200012
1919-1920 720009
1920-1921 200002
1921-1922 100001

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
10League
2FA Cup
TotalOpen play/Penalty
12Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
1916-19172812
1917-19183526
1918-19193819

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
130.08.1919Bradford CityValley ParadeLeague
5029.10.1921TottenhamAnfieldLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
11030.08.1919Bradford CityValley ParadeLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1919-1920 * Striker
1920-1921 * Striker
1921-1922 * Striker
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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