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Harry Barkas

Harry Barkas

Birthdate: 21 January 1906
Birthplace: Wardley Colliery, Northumberland, England
Date of death: 1974
Other clubs: Spennymoor United (1927-29), Gateshead (1929-30), Gateshead (2 / 1932-33), Jarrow (1933-34)
Bought from: Gateshead
Signed for LFC: £1,500, 30.12.1930
Liverpool debut: 03.01.1931
Last appearance: 12.09.1931
Contract expiry: 1932
Win ratio: 20% W:1 D:2 L:2
LFC league games/goals: 5 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 5 / 0

Player profile

Barkas scored 15 goals in 21 games for South Shields in Third Division North in the 1929/30 season. Financial struggles forced the club to move to neighbourhood town, Gateshead, where the council was eager to acquire a football team. Barkas had netted seven in 19 matches for aptly-named Gateshead in 1930/31 when Liverpool made their move. He played five matches over a period of nine months before rejoining Gateshead in 1932. Henry Brown Barkas or "Harry", as he was better known, came from a footballing family and his brothers Jimmy, Tommy, Ned and Sam were all professional footballers. Sam captained England three times.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 5 0 0 0 0 5
1930-1931 4 0 0 0 0 4
1931-1932 1 0 0 0 0 1

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
1 Middlesbrough
1 Chelsea
1 Bolton Wanderers
1 Leicester City
1 Birmingham City
Total Competition
5 League

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 03.01.1931 Middlesbrough Anfield League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Spennymoor United North Eastern League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gateshead 1929-1930 England Third Division North 21 15 21 15
Gateshead 1930-1931 England Third Division North 19 7 22 12
Gateshead 1932-1933 England Third Division North 0 0 0 0
Jarrow 1933-1934 North Eastern League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 40 22 43 27
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