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Harry Stirzaker

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Full nameHenry Stirzaker
Playing positionDefender

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Henry "Harry" Stirzaker (born 1869 in Fleetwood) was an English professional footballer. He played as a defender and spent his entire professional career with Blackpool.

After joining Blackpool from Fleetwood Rangers in 1894, Stirzaker started Blackpool's first-ever game in the Football League, a 3 1 defeat at Lincoln City on 5 September 1896. He went on to appear in all but the final three games of the 1896 97 season, scoring four goals. Along with two other imports from Fleetwood Rangers Bob Birkett and Jack Scott Stirzaker was the mainstay of Blackpool's fledgling Football League team of the early part of the 20th century.

In 1897 98, Stirzaker made 25 league appearances and scored one goal. Over the next three seasons, he made 93 league appearances and scored nine goals (six of which came in 1900 01).

Stirzaker stood in as an emergency goalkeeper for Blackpool's opening game of the 1901 02 season, when the club's first-choice 'keeper, Joe Dorrington, was unavailable.

In 1902 03, Stirzaker made only nine appearances after being edged out of the team by utility player Geordie Anderson, who could either play in defence or in the forward line.

Stirzaker's final game for Blackpool occurred on 13 April 1903, in the final game of the season a 2 1 victory over Chesterfield at Bloomfield Road.

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