Player profile

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: October 1927
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

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals43000043
1927-1928 11000011
1928-1929 13000013
1929-1930 19000019

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

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

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals18000018
1927-1928 200002
1928-1929 900009
1929-1930 700007

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
18League
TotalOpen play/Penalty
18Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
115.02.1928Derby Baseball GroundLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
14615.02.1928Derby Baseball GroundLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1927-1928 * Striker
1928-1929 * Striker
1929-1930 * Striker
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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