Haddock, Harry

Birth Date

28th July 1925





Biographical Text

Future Scottish international Henry ‘Harry’ Haddock made one Football League appearance for Exeter City in 1946/47 after playing in interim ‘wartime’ games for the club during 1945/46. Returning to Glasgow he made over 350 Scottish League appearances for Clyde, won two Scottish Cups, represented Scotland six times and was judged Scottish player of the year at the age of thirty-four. 

Harry signed for the Grecians from Renfrew Juniors in May 1946 after appearing for City as an amateur during the 1945/46 season when he made four appearances in the Division Three (South of the Thames) League. Still in the RAF at the time, his only Football League outing for City was in a Division Three South fixture at St James’ Park against Walsall on 2 November 1946.

Returning to the Glasgow area, he had spells with St Anthony’s and Renfrew Juniors (for a second time) before joining Clyde in September 1949 where he became a regular in the side for the next thirteen seasons playing 365 Scottish League games. Harry also helped his side win two Scottish Cup Finals in 1955 and 1958 and it was reported that he was never booked or sent off throughout his long career.

Renowned for his long throws, Harry won the unofficial Scottish Player of the Year award in 1959 when aged 34 following an international career in which he won six caps for Scotland starting against Hungary in 1954 and finishing with the game against England in 1958. Selected for the 1958 World Cup in Sweden - but not featuring on the field of play - Harry also appeared for the Scottish League in seven inter-league fixtures against the Football League, Irish League and the League of Ireland.

After working for the Post Office, Harry died in Rutherglen near Glasgow on 18 December 1998.





Gerry Haddock

I would like to advise you that Harry's date of birth is 28th July 1925. I am Harry's youngest son and it infuriates me that there are too many inaccurate or false details and facts about my Dad. 

Paul Farley

Please contact us, and if you wish re-write his biography and we will upload.

Paul Farley

Doug Lowe, can you contact us via the club’s e-mail.

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