Player profile

Harold Uren

Birthdate: 23 August 1885
Birthplace: Clifton, Bristol, England
Date of death: 7 April 1955
Other clubs: New Brighton Wesleyans, West Kirby (1903-06), Harrowby (1906), Wrexham (1906-07), Everton (1912-13), Wrexham (2 / 1913), Lochgelly United
Bought from: Amateur
Signed for LFC: April 1906 (signed as amateur)
Liverpool debut: 16.11.1907
Last appearance: 24.02.1912
Debut goal: 28.10.1911
Last goal: 01.01.1912
Contract expiry: 27.02.1912
Win ratio: 40% W: 18 D: 7 L: 20
LFC league games/goals: 42 / 2
Total LFC games/goals: 45 / 2

Player profile

A quick winger who could play on the right and left. After progressing through the local leagues Uren made his Liverpool reserves debut in April 1906. The amateur ended the season, however, with Wrexham in the Birmingham league. He returned to Anfield having gained valuable experience and played in consecutive games against Manchester City and Preston North End for the first team in November 1907, his only two League appearances of that 1907/08 season. The joint Everton & Liverpool programme expecterd greater things of him in the future. "Standing 5 ft. 10 in., and weighing 12 st., he is a promising specimen of a well built athlete, and in his recent trials he has shown that his football abilities are of no mean order. He can centre the ball splendidly, especially when playing on the left wing, and is in command of a few tricks that enable him to baffle the attentions of the opposing defence. To reach the highest flights, however, it will be necessary for him to increase his speed, and a study of the methods of such a graceful player as Goddard, whose course of actions is determined upon before the ball reaches him, would exercise a beneficial effect also." However, it wasn't until the middle of October 1910 that Uren had an extended run in the side for ten matches. His best season for the club was also his final one, 1911/12, when he played in 24 of the 38 League fixtures and registered his only two Liverpool goals. In February 1912 Everton exchanged Billy Lacey and Tom Gracie for Harold Uren plus £300. The Liverpool Echo reckoned the lack of his success at Liverpool was due to his peculiar playing style and "that the other forwards could not make headway from his ideas." He was also advised to "curb his excessive dribbling." However, his Blues career didn't prove a success either, he only made 24 appearances in 15 months.

Uren later became a provision merchant with so much success that in 1946 he became the President of the Liverpool Provision Trade Association. He passed away in 1955. His sons Harold and Richard were both England internationals in rugby.

Appearances per season

1907-1908 200002
1908-1909 100001
1909-1910 300003
1910-1911 12100013
1911-1912 24200026

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

3Manchester City
3Newcastle United
3Preston North End
2Notts County
2Sheffield Wednesday
2Oldham Athletic
2Bristol City
2Sheffield United
2Blackburn Rovers
2Aston Villa
2Manchester United
1Bolton Wanderers
1Bradford City
3FA Cup

Goals per season

1907-1908 000000
1908-1909 000000
1909-1910 000000
1910-1911 000000
1911-1912 200002

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalGoal minute period
11-15 minutes
116-30 minutes
TotalOpen play/Penalty
2Open play

Wartime Appearances / Goals

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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

116.11.1907Manchester CityHyde RoadLeague

Milestone Goals

1328.10.1911MiddlesbroughAyresome ParkLeague

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