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Harry Eastham

Harry Eastham

Birthdate: 30 June 1917
Birthplace: Blackpool, England
Date of death: 1998
Other clubs: Blackpool (1934-36); New Brighton, Southport, Brighton & Hove Albion, Bolton Wanderers, Leeds United, Newcastle United, Blackpool (wartime guest), Tranmere Rovers (1948-53), Accrington Stanley (1953-55), Netherfield (1955-56), Rolls Royce (1956-58)
Bought from: Blackpool
Signed for LFC: 03.02.1936
Liverpool debut: 31.10.1936
Last appearance: 15.03.1947
Debut goal: 21.11.1936
Last goal: 21.01.1939
Contract expiry: May 1948
Win ratio: 38.24% W:26 D:13 L:29
Honours: League Championship 1946/47
Wartime games/goals: 13 / 3
LFC league games/goals: 62 / 3
Total LFC games/goals: 68 / 4

Player profile

Harry was one of so many players whose careers were interrupted by World War II. His father had played professionally for Blackpool and he was also related to the much better-known George, who had a marvellous career with Newcastle, Arsenal and Stoke City. After the long absence of League football due to the war, Eastham returned to Anfield and qualified for a League championship medal in the first season that League football resumed after hostilities ceased by appearing in 19 of the 42 games that took Liverpool to their fifth first division title in 1947. He did not play for the first eleven at all in 1947/48 and was eventually transferred to Tranmere Rovers in May 1948, playing for them for five years, making 154 League appearances, before finishing his League career with Accrington Stanley.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 62 6 0 0 0 68
1936-1937 21 1 0 0 0 22
1937-1938 15 1 0 0 0 16
1938-1939 7 2 0 0 0 9
1945-1946 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946-1947 19 2 0 0 0 21
1947-1948 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
5 Charlton Athletic
5 Wolves
4 Arsenal
4 Stoke City
4 Portsmouth
4 Huddersfield Town
3 Derby
3 Sunderland
3 Manchester United
3 Preston North End
3 Grimsby Town
3 Bolton Wanderers
3 Everton
2 WBA
2 Brentford
2 Chelsea
2 Manchester City
2 Leeds United
2 Sheffield United
1 Middlesbrough
1 Aston Villa
1 Norwich City
1 Walsall
1 Blackburn Rovers
1 Blackpool
1 Sheffield Wednesday
1 Stockport County
1 Leicester City
Total Competition
62 League
6 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 3 1 0 0 0 4
1936-1937 2 0 0 0 0 2
1937-1938 0 0 0 0 0 0
1938-1939 1 1 0 0 0 2
1945-1946 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946-1947 0 0 0 0 0 0
1947-1948 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
3 League
1 FA Cup
Total Goal minute period
1 1-15 minutes
2 16-30 minutes
1 31-45 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
4 Open play

Wartime Appearances / Goals

Season Appearances Goals
1939-1940 1 1
1940-1941 1 1
1941-1942 1 0
1942-1943 1 0
1944-1945 6 1
1945-1946 3 0

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 31.10.1936 Arsenal Anfield League
50 12.10.1946 Charlton Athletic Anfield League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 31 21.11.1936 Manchester United Old Trafford League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Blackpool 1934-1936 England Second Division 0 0 0 0
Tranmere Rovers 1948-1949 England Third Division North 38 1 39 1
Tranmere Rovers 1949-1950 England Third Division North 30 2 32 2
Tranmere Rovers 1950-1951 England Third Division North 46 5 46 5
Tranmere Rovers 1951-1952 England Third Division North 21 2 23 2
Tranmere Rovers 1952-1953 England Third Division North 19 2 19 2
Accrington Stanley 1953-1954 England Third Division North 42 3 45 4
Netherfield 1955-1956 Lancashire Combination Division 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rolls Royce 1956-1958 Lancashire Combination Division 2 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 196 15 204 16
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