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Peter Harris (footballer)

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Full namePeter Philip Harris
Playing positionOutside Right

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Peter Philip Harris (19 December 1925 2 January 2003) was an association football (soccer) player.

Harris is notable for his career with Portsmouth F.C., his only professional club. Born in Southsea and signed from Gosport Borough F.C., he played a crucial role in Pompey's championship-winning teams as an out and out right-winger with an instinctive goalscoring touch. The speed of a top sprinter allied to his great opportunism made him a prolific goalscorer with 193 league goals in a 14-year career at Fratton Park which made him Pompey's all-time record goalscorer. Only the competition from Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney, in an era before substitutions were introduced to the game, prevented Peter earning more than two caps for the England national football team. He made England debut against Ireland in a 2 0 defeat in September 1949.


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