McCann, Henry

Birth Date

20th June 1888

Birthplace

Falkirk, Stirlngshire

Occupation

Forward

Biographical Text

Scottish-born Henry McCann, signing from Barnsley and leaving to join Bristol Rovers, played in the Southern League for Exeter City in 1913/14 when he scored on eleven occasions.

Henry started his career in Scotland with Carron Thistle and Glasgow Ashfield before moving to Durham to play with Darlington and Birtley. He then joined Barnsley where he made one league appearance before signing for Exeter City in 1913. 

Making his Grecians debut in the Southern League fixture at Southampton on 6 September 1913, Henry scored his first league goal for the club in the 3-0 home win over Merthyr Town on  1 October 1913. Missing just three league games all season, he scored 11 league goals for City and finished as second-highest scorer behind Fred Whittaker.

Leaving St James’ Park at the end of the season, Henry signed for Bristol Rovers.

Appearances

35

Goals

11

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