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Harry Hampton
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Personal information
Full name Joseph Harry Hampton
Date of birth 21 April 1885(1885-04-21)
Place of birth    Wellington, England
Date of death    15 March 1963 (aged 77)
Place of death    Rhyl, Wales
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Shifnal Juniors
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1902–1904
1904–1920
1920–1922
1922–1923
1924–1925
Wellington Town
Aston Villa
Birmingham
Newport County
Wellington Town

341 (215)
057 0(31)
014 00(2)   
National team
1913–1914 England 004 00(2)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Joseph Harry Hampton (21 April 1885 – 15 March 1963) was an English football player who was born in Wellington, Shropshire.

Better known as "Happy" Harry Hampton or as "The Wellington Whirlwind," he played for Aston Villa from 1904 to 1920. He scored both goals against Newcastle United in the 1905 FA Cup Final and scored five goals when Aston Villa beat Sheffield Wednesday 10–0 in a First Division match in 1912. He was joint top goalscorer in the First Division in the 1911–12 season.[1] Between 1913 and 1914 Hampton was capped by England four times, scoring two goals in games against Wales and Scotland.[2] Hampton served on the Somme during the First World War and suffered from the effects of mustard gas poisoning. After scoring 242 goals in 376 games for Aston Villa he moved to Birmingham where his 16 goals made him their top scorer for the 1920–21 season and helped the club to the Second Division title.[3]

Following his retirement from playing, Hampton was a coach at Preston North End and former club, Birmingham. He later ran a catering business in Rhyl, where he died in 1963 at the age of 77.[3]

References

General
  • Entry on Aston Villa database
  • Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 113. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6.  
Specific
  1. ^ Ross, James M (7 November 2008). "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. http://www.rsssf.com/tablese/engtops.html. Retrieved 25 November 2008.  
  2. ^ "Harry Hampton". englandstats.com. http://www.englandstats.com/playerreport.php?pid=433. Retrieved 25 November 2008.  
  3. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 93. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.  
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