Warren, Harry (Henry)

Birth Date

30th March 1903


Newhall, Derbyshie



Biographical Text

Son of an England international. Harry Warren played once for Exeter City in what was Torquay United’s first-ever Football League game in 1927. Signing from Blackpool, and leaving to play for Merthyr Town, he managed Southend United and Coventry City in the 1940s and 1950s. 

Son of Ben Warren (England, Derby County and Chelsea), he first signed professional forms for Gresley Rovers in 1923. Halfway through the season Blackpool snapped him up and he stayed with them until the end of 1926-27 where he played five league matches.

Signing for Exeter City in the summer of 1927 he was to feature in just one match for the Grecians on the opening day of the season in a 1-1 draw at Torquay United. He did, however, play a large number of games for the reserves in the Southern and Western League throughout the season.

He moved to Merthyr Town for the 1928/29 season where he scored 4 goals in 26 league appearances. In 1929/30 he was playing for Sheffield United, but only made two league outings, ahead of spending 1930/31 with Notts County and moving into non-league football with Folkestone where he became manager until 1939 before taking on a similar role with Chelmsford. 

After the war, he had ten years of managing Southend United between 1946 and 1956 ahead of taking charge of Coventry City during 1956/57.

Harry died in 1968 in Southend-on-Sea.





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