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Harold Wadsworth

Birthdate: 1 October 1898
Birthplace: Bootle, Liverpool, England
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

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals55000055
1919-1920 900009
1920-1921 25000025
1921-1922 100001
1922-1923 300003
1923-1924 17000017

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

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

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals300003
1919-1920 000000
1920-1921 300003
1921-1922 000000
1922-1923 000000
1923-1924 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
3League
TotalOpen play/Penalty
3Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
1917-191810
1918-19193512

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
104.10.1919Newcastle UnitedSt James' ParkLeague
5025.12.1923Newcastle UnitedAnfieldLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
11225.09.1920Preston North EndAnfieldLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1919-1920 * Midfielder
1920-1921 * Midfielder
1921-1922 * Midfielder
1922-1923 * Midfielder
1923-1924 * Midfielder
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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