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 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. 

He signed for the Grecians from Renfrew Juniors in May 1946 after appearing for the club 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 2nd November 1946.

He joined Clyde in September 1949 and became a regular in the side for the next thirteen seasons playing 365 Scottish League games. He helped his side reach two Scottish Cup Finals, both of which were won in 1954-55 and 1957-58. It was reported that he was never booked or sent off throughout his long career.

In 1959 won an unofficial Scottish Player of the Year award at the age of 34 and, in addition to 6 full internationals, he was also selected to play for the Scottish League in seven inter-league games against the Football League, Irish League and the League of Ireland.

Harry died in 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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