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Billy Harrison

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15:01 14th January 2010

Inducted into the Wolves Hall of Fame in 2010

Signed from Crewe Alexandra in 1907, having also played for a number of local sides in the Cheshire area, Harrison’s first full season with Wolves brought immediate reward.

He was a member of the team, then in the Second Division, who caused a major upset by beating firm pre-match favourites Newcastle United 3–1 in the FA Cup final at Crystal Palace in 1908. The teams included only four players whose names began with H and each scored. Hunt and Hedley put Wolves two up before Howie replied and then Harrison sealed victory with a solo effort. To complete a great day his wife gave birth to triplets on the morning of the match. As a winger, the diminutive Harrison was always a fans’ favourite, with his clever ball control which ensured he could beat much bigger opponents. He played for the club until he was 33. During the First World War he was a guest player with Stoke City. After leaving Molineux he had two seasons with Manchester United and later spells at Port Vale and Wrexham, not retiring until he was 38.

Date of birth: December 27, 1886, Wybunbury, Cheshire. Died August, 1948.
Years with Club: 1907 to 1920.
Club signed from: Crewe Alexandra.
Appearances: 345.
Goals: 49.

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