Harry Anderson

Name: Harry Anderson
Date of Birth: 17th July 1888 (Died 8th November 1939)
Place of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland
Nationality: Scottish
Position: Inside Forward
Signed: March 1919 from Raith Rovers
Departed: September 1921 to Clydebank
Final Match: 
Apps: 33
Goals: 2
Honours: 1919 Victory Cup

Harry Anderson was a Scottish international left half who had a fine career at Third Lanark, Hibernian and most prominently Raith Rovers where he won his only Scotland cap in 1914 during his eight years in Kirkcaldy, before joining Saints after the war firstly on loan and then on a permanent basis.

Like so many other footballers around that time, Anderson’s career had been on hold due to WWI where he was a corporal in the Royal Field Artillery, and after being demobbed in 1919, the Dennistoun born player joined Saints as a guest player towards the end of the 1918/19 season and played five matches including the Victory Cup success over Hearts before returning to Kirkcaldy.

The following season however, Anderson returned permanently to Paisley as manager John Cochrane set about building a team capable of challenging for honours, and the now 32 year old left half scored twice in 27 matches before signing for Clydebank in 1921 and retiring in 1922.

Anderson passed away on the 8th November 1939 aged 51.

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