Players - Harry Beadles

Harry Beadles
Birthdate: 28 September 1897
Birthplace: Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Wales
Date of death: 29 September 1958
Other clubs: Newtown (1919-20), Grayson's of Garston (1920-21), Cardiff City (1924-25), Sheffield Wednesday (1925-26), Southport (1926-29), Dundalk (1929)
Bought from: Grayson's of Garston
Signed for LFC: 12.05.1921
International debut: 14.02.1925 vs. Scotland
International caps: 2/0 (at Cardiff City) - 28.02.1925
Liverpool debut: 24.09.1921
Last appearance: 20.10.1923
Debut goal: 08.10.1921
Last goal: 06.05.1922
Contract expiry: 08.08.1924
Win ratio: 44.44% W:8 D:5 L:5
Games/goals ratio: 3
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 1 / 1
LFC league games/goals: 17 / 6
Total LFC games/goals: 18, / 6

Player Profile

Harry Beadles' background is an interesting one. Due to economic reasons he was forced to leave school at 12 years old to work at Pryce Jones Welsh Warehouse, Newtown, as a furrier and hosier. When war broke out he enlisted in August 1914 and a year later while serving as Rifleman in Gallipoli, Turkey, he was awarded the Serbian Gold Medal for "Gallantry". 

Beadles returned to Newtown after the war and played for his local club from 1919-20 until he moved to Merseyside where he played for an amateur side in Liverpool, Grayson's of Garston, that represented a local shipping company. In May 1921 he and teammate Danny Shone were signed by Liverpool. Forward Beadles started well at Liverpool, scoring six goals in 11 games when Liverpool won the League for the first time in 16 years. Liverpool's side was immensely strong at this time and Beadles never fully established himself. Liverpool also won the title the following season. In August 1924, Beadles joined his old army buddy and mentor from the Fusiliers, George Latham, who was coach at Cardiff City and incidentally a former Liverpool player. Beadles was part of the Cardiff team that lost 1-0 to Sheffield United in the 1925 FA Cup final. Beadles was sold to Sheffield Wednesday in late November 1925 where he only made the reserves so he joined Southport in Third Division North nine months later. Beadles was captain and top-scorer in each of his three seasons there, scoring 66 goals in 102 appearances. A knee injury curtailed his career and in July 1929 he moved to Ireland to play for and coach Dundalk which proved to be his final club.
Appearances per season
Please note

The majority of this profile is based on information by Harry's son and granddaughter.

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 17 0 0 0 1 18
1921-1922 11 0 0 0 1 12
1922-1923 4 0 0 0 0 4
1923-1924 2 0 0 0 0 2
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Total Opponent
2 Cardiff City
2 Huddersfield Town
2 Preston North End
2 Chelsea
2 Blackburn Rovers
2 WBA
1 Burnley
1 Arsenal
1 Tottenham
1 Bradford City
1 Nottingham Forest
1 Bolton Wanderers
Total Competition
17 League
1 Charity Shield
Goals per season
Please note

The majority of this profile is based on information by Harry's son and granddaughter.

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 6 0 0 0 0 6
1921-1922 6 0 0 0 0 6
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
3 WBA
2 Preston North End
1 Tottenham
Total Competition
6 League
Total Goal minute period
3 1-15 minutes
1 16-30 minutes
2 61-75 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
6 Open play
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 24.09.1921 Chelsea Stamford Bridge League
Milestone Goals
# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 5 08.10.1921 Preston North End Deepdale League
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Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Newtown 1919-1920 Wales N/A N/A N/A N/A
Grayson's 1920-1921 Liverpool N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cardiff City 1924-1925 England First Division 25 10 33 11
Cardiff City 1925-1926 England First Division 6 4 6 4
Sheffield Wednesday 1925-1926 England Second Division 0 0 0 0
Southport 1926-1927 England Third Division North 33 20 37 22
Southport 1927-1928 England Third Division North 36 23 40 23
Southport 1928-1929 England Third Division North 0 12 2 14
Dundalk 1929-1930 Ireland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 100 69 118 74