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Harry Race

Harry Race

Birthdate: 7 January 1906
Birthplace: Evenwood, Co Durham, England
Date of death: 24 October 1942
Other clubs: Raby United, Manchester City (1930-33), Nottingham Forest (1933-37), Shrewsbury Town (1937-38), Hartlepools United (1938-41)
Bought from: Raby United
Signed for LFC: 10.02.1928
Liverpool debut: 15.02.1928
Last appearance: 03.05.1930
Debut goal: 15.02.1928
Last goal: 25.01.1930
Contract expiry: 01.08.1930
Win ratio: 46.51% W:20 D:10 L:13
Games/goals ratio: 2.39
LFC league games/goals: 43 / 18
Total LFC games/goals: 43 / 18

Player profile

Forward Henry or "Harry" Race as he was more commonly known made a dramatic debut at Derby on 15 February 1928, when the Reds made a great fightback after being 2-0 down at the break. His strike early in the second half followed by two from Dick Edmed turned a probable defeat into an unlikely victory. Race's only other goal in his 11 first division appearances at the end of that 1927/28 season came in the club's next away fixture, at Arsenal. It was Liverpool's third of the day but Arsenal scored six themselves! Race, who was described as fast and clever on the ball, was in and out of the team during the next two years but his goals-per-game ratio was very respectable. In August 1930 he was purchased by first division Manchester City for no less than £3,000, a substantial fee at the time. However, Race only played eleven games in three seasons for City, scoring three goals. He was transferred to Nottingham Forest on 26 June 1933 and had three successful years at City Ground in the Second Division.

Race was killed in World War II at El Alamein in Egypt on 24 October 1942 while serving as a Corporal for Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 43 0 0 0 0 43
1927-1928 11 0 0 0 0 11
1928-1929 13 0 0 0 0 13
1929-1930 19 0 0 0 0 19

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
4 Manchester United
4 Blackburn Rovers
3 Manchester City
3 Everton
3 Derby
3 Portsmouth
3 Cardiff City
3 Huddersfield Town
2 Middlesbrough
2 Bolton Wanderers
2 Leicester City
2 Birmingham City
2 Sheffield Wednesday
1 Tottenham
1 Grimsby Town
1 Arsenal
1 West Ham United
1 Sheffield United
1 Sunderland
1 Aston Villa
Total Competition
43 League

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 18 0 0 0 0 18
1927-1928 2 0 0 0 0 2
1928-1929 9 0 0 0 0 9
1929-1930 7 0 0 0 0 7

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
18 League
Total Open play/Penalty
18 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 15.02.1928 Derby Baseball Ground League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 46 15.02.1928 Derby Baseball Ground League

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