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Sherwin: Harold (Harry)

1921-1925 (Player Details)

Right Half

Born: Walsall: q4 1893

Debut v Port Vale (h): 27-08-1921

58 11st 4lb (1925)

Sherwin represented Walsall schools, and was selected for the first England schoolboy international v Wales in 1907. He started with West Midlands side Darlaston in the Birmingham Combination League, before joining Sunderland in December 1913. He managed just eight League appearances at Roker Park before the onset of World War One, playing four games in each of the 1913-14 and 1914-15 seasons. Sunderland, like Newcastle United, refused to take part in any games for the duration of the war and so Sherwin joined Sunderland Rovers for the 1915-16 season. He then guested with Leeds City for the rest of the First World War. He was one of the cornerstones on which the strong City team was built and he played ninety-one games and scored nine goals in the three seasons he was there. He even acheived the rarity of being a war-time ever-present in 1917-18. Leeds City finished top in 1916-17 and 1917-18 and fourth in 1918-19 and Sherwin was in the City team which beat Stoke to claim the title of unofficial champions of England in the 1917-18 season. After hostilities ceased he returned to Sunderland and played another twenty games after the Football League fixtures were recommenced, as well as appearing in one F.A. Cup tie. He joined Second Division Leeds United in May 1921 and was in the United team that won the Second Division as Champions in 1923-24. In his second spell at Elland Road he finished up scoring twice in ninety-nine League games for United. While his preferred position was right half, he was more than competent in the Centre-half role, when called upon. He moved to Second Division Barnsley in March 1925 with his Leeds teammate Len Baker and played fourteen games before retiring in 1926. He was then engaged as assistant trainer at Elland Road, and was in charge of Leeds United's Central League team. He was later the Bradford City Trainer from 1936. He died in Leeds on 8th January 1953 at the age of fifty-nine.

AppearancesGoals
League 992
F.A. Cup 90