Topping, Harry

Birth Date

21st September 1913


Kearsley, England



Biographical Text

Topping only played one league match for Exeter City, having been signed from Manchester City in the summer of 1937.

He had to wait for his debut until the following April when he figured in the 1-1 draw at Southend United.

After leaving Exeter at the end of the season, he played five Third Division North matches for New Brighton in 1938-39, then joining Stockport County where added a further 3 league appearances.

During World War II he played for Stockport County, where he partnered his namesake Henry Westby Topping in several wartime matches in 1941–42.

He played for Bristol Rovers in the 1939/40 season, making 26 apperances and in FA Cup campaign of 1945–46.

After the War he linked up with New Brighton again for the 1946-47 and 1947-48 seasons playing 67 league matches. He signed for Prescot Cables in 1948 and enjoyed a benefit match three years later.

After playing Harry went into football management, he was manager of Feyenoord in 1950/51 and PSV on 1951/52.

He was coach to Norwich City in their run to the 1958–59 FA Cup semi-final.

After leaving Norwich he coached Torquay United.

Harry died in 2001.




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