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Harold Wadsworth

Harold Wadsworth

Birthdate: 1 October 1898
Birthplace: Bootle, Liverpool, England
Date of death: 2 November 1975
Other clubs: St Matthew's, Tranmere Rovers (1914-1918), Leicester City (1924-27), Nottingham Forest (1927-28), Millwall (1928-32)
Bought from: Tranmere Rovers
Signed for LFC: January 1918 - Professional 13.05.1919
Liverpool debut: 04.10.1919
Last appearance: 05.04.1924
Debut goal: 25.09.1920
Last goal: 02.04.1921
Contract expiry: 21.06.1924
Win ratio: 41.82% W:23 D:14 L:18
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 3 / 1
Wartime games/goals: 36 / 12
LFC league games/goals: 55 / 3
Total LFC games/goals: 55 / 3

Player profile

Harold Wadsworth’s older brother Walter was already at Anfield when he arrived in 1918 but Harold found stiff competition for his left-wing position from Albert Pearson and was restricted to just nine League appearances in his debut season. He was selected more frequently in 1920/21 and was applauded for his “splendid turn of speed” on his reintroduction into the side but his fault was still said to be “a desire to delay crossing the ball which allows a defence to take up position again.” He only made four League appearances during the two seasons when Liverpool first won and then retained the League title. Wadsworth played mostly on the right wing in 1923/24 which proved to be his last season as a Liverpool player. Wadsworth was an ever-present in Leicester’s team that won the Second Division. After 106 games and seven goals for the Foxes he left for second division Nottingham Forest in April 1927. Wadsworth played 35 games and scored ten goals before helping Millwall establish themselves in the Second Division for three years.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 55 0 0 0 0 55
1919-1920 9 0 0 0 0 9
1920-1921 25 0 0 0 0 25
1921-1922 1 0 0 0 0 1
1922-1923 3 0 0 0 0 3
1923-1924 17 0 0 0 0 17

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
6 Newcastle United
5 Sheffield United
4 Everton
3 Bolton Wanderers
3 Aston Villa
3 Preston North End
3 Chelsea
3 Arsenal
2 Tottenham
2 Bradford City
2 Bradford Park Avenue
2 Oldham Athletic
2 Huddersfield Town
2 Manchester United
2 Derby
2 WBA
2 Blackburn Rovers
2 Nottingham Forest
1 Cardiff City
1 West Ham United
1 Burnley
1 Sunderland
1 Manchester City
Total Competition
55 League

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 3 0 0 0 0 3
1919-1920 0 0 0 0 0 0
1920-1921 3 0 0 0 0 3
1921-1922 0 0 0 0 0 0
1922-1923 0 0 0 0 0 0
1923-1924 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
2 Preston North End
1 Blackburn Rovers
Total Competition
3 League
Total Goal minute period
1 1-15 minutes
1 61-75 minutes
1 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
3 Open play

Wartime Appearances / Goals

Season Appearances Goals
1917-1918 1 0
1918-1919 35 12

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 04.10.1919 Newcastle United St James' Park League
50 25.12.1923 Newcastle United Anfield League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 12 25.09.1920 Preston North End Anfield League
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