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Stanley Harris (footballer)

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Full nameStanley Shute Harris
Date of birth19 July 1881
Place of birthSea Mills, Bristol, England
Date of death4 May 1926
Place of deathFarnham, Surrey, England
Playing positionInside-left

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Stanley Shute Harris (19 July 1881 - 4 May 1926) was an English footballer who represented and captained the England national football team. He also played first-class cricket for various clubs, appearing in a total of 16 first-class matches.

Stanley Harris was the son of Charles Alexander Harris. He was educated at Westminster School and Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Harris captained England in four of his six internationals. He made his debut in 1904 when the English defeated Scotland 1-0 and the following year wore the captain's armband for the first time in a 1-1 draw with Ireland. In 1905 he also played an international against Wales, not as captain, and scored one of England's three goals. His last three internationals came in 1906 and he captained his country in all of them, including a 5-0 demolition of Ireland at the Solitude Ground where he scored a goal. He played club football at Cambridge University and with Old Westminsters.

In his cricket career Harris scored 375 runs at 14.42, with two half centuries. He started of playing at Cambridge University, from 1902 to 1904 and in the first of those years also played a first-class match for Gloucestershire in the County Championship. In a 1904 University Match involving Cambridge, he switched sides and played with Surrey. During the same season he also appeared in a match for London County and in 1919, after a 15 year absence from first-class cricket, Harris played three matches at Sussex

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