Topping, Harry

Birth Date

21st September 1913


Kearsley, Lancashire



Biographical Text

Harry Topping played a single league game for Exeter City in 1938. Joining the club from Manchester City, and leaving to play for New Brighton, he later managed in the Netherlands and coached Norwich to the 1959 FA Cup semi-final before finishing his career as trainer at Torquay United.

He only played one league match for Exeter City having signed from Manchester City in the summer of 1937. He had to wait 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 before joining Stockport County where added a further 3 league appearances. During World War II he played for Stockport County and Bristol Rovers and, after the war, linked up with New Brighton again 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 during the 1960s and continued to live in South Devon until his death in 2001.





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