Sutherland, Harry

Birth Date

30th July 1915


Salford, Lancashire



Biographical Text

Harry Sutherland played for Exeter City in the late 1940s having signed from Leeds United. He left the club to initially play for Barnstaple Town before eventually emigrating to Australia.

He joined Leeds United from Sedgley Park in July 1938 with a big goal-scoring reputation and, after a two-goal debut for the reserves was offered a professional contract.  Scoring on his first-team debut at Wolves he played three games on the trot during the 1938/39 season. With war intervening, and although he played for the club in wartime football, these turned out to be the only Football League appearances he made for the Elland Road club. 

Having guested for other clubs during the war years, and remaining with Leeds on the resumption of ‘normal’ football in 1946, he moved to St James' Park in time to make his Exeter City debut in the final match of the 1946/47 season against Walsall on 24 May 1947. Never a regular starter in the Grecians team he moved on after a season to play for Barnstaple Town, Ilfracombe Town and Bideford (where he was player-manager) before emigrating to Australia where he played for Hakoah in Melbourne and also coached at Altona City. 






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