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Harrison: Ralph

1949-1949 (Player Details)

Outside Left

Born: Clayton-le-Moors, Nr Blackburn: 18-12-1926

Debut: v Tottenham Hotspur (a): 10-09-1949

5’11 1/2” 11st 8lb (1949)

Ralph Harrison worked for the National Coal Board, saw service with the Royal Navy in Ceylon during World War Two and on demob joined Harwood St. Hubert’s and then Great Harwood. His only League experience was with Leeds and his League career was just two games in the space of four days. Ralph Harrison joined Leeds from Great Harwood in January 1949. During the late 1940s, United had two left-wingers on their books called Harrison, although they were not related. Curiously after Ralph had played his two games for United on the left-wing, he was replaced by Peter Harrison, who also only occupied the left wing berth for two games, before losing it. Although Peter did play two games that season on the right wing, he did not establish himself in the first team, again as a right-winger until the following season, but Ralph on the other hand never played first-team football for United again and, in fact, never played League football for any team after that, leaving Leeds and League football at the end of his contract in December 1949.

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