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About Sam Hardy:
“Judging from the cool, yet effective, methods which he adopts in clearing his goal, we feel pretty well assured in prognosticating a successful future for this young player. He is fearless in stopping a rush, and remarkably agile in covering the goal space, and is equally at home with both high and low shots. When his first grueling afternoon comes, we trust Hardy will show himself a master of his craft.”
(Source: Match Programme: November 18, 1905)

Born: August 26, 1882: Newbold (Derbyshire), England.
Passed away: October 24, 1966: Chesterfield (Derbyshire), England.

Nick name: Chuffer.

Position: Goalkeeper.

Height: 178 cm. (5ft. 9½in.);
Weight: 76 kilos (12st.).
** Height and weight given: April 7, 1913 (Athletic News).

Career:
Newbold White Stars.
Chesterfield Town: Signed: April, 1903.
* 1902-03: 5-0 (Football League 2); 0-0 (FA Cup);
* 1903-04: 32-0 (Football League 2); 3-0 (FA Cup);
* 1904-05: 34-0 (Football League 2); 3-0 (FA Cup).
** Transferred to Liverpool for £500.
Liverpool: Signed: May 18, 1905;
* eligible for Liverpool: September 1, 1905.
* 1905-06: 30-0 (Football League 1); 5-0 (FA Cup); 1-0 (Charity Shield);
* 1906-07: 34-0 (Football League 1); 4-0 (FA Cup);
* 1907-08: 33-0 (Football League 1); 4-0 (FA Cup);
* 1908-09: 32-0 (Football League 1); 2-0 (FA Cup);
* 1909-10: 32-0 (Football League 1); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1910-11: 27-0 (Football League 1); 2-0 (FA Cup);
* 1911-12: 31-0 (Football League 1); 2-0 (FA Cup).
* Transfer listed, £1,000.
** Transferred to Aston Villa for £1,000 (other sources claim the fee was £600).
Aston Villa: Signed: June 9, 1912.
* 1912-13: 33-0 (Football League 1); 6-0 (FA Cup);
* 1913-14: 30-0 (Football League 1); 5-0 (FA Cup);
* 1914-15: 37-0 (Football League 1); 2-0 (FA Cup);
*** War time guest for Plymouth Argyle.
*** War time guest for Nottingham Forest.
*** War time guest for Royal Naval Barracks (Plymouth).
* 1919-20: 34-0 (Football League 1); 6-0 (FA Cup);
* 1920-21: 25-0 (Football League 1); 5-0 (FA Cup).
** Transferred to Nottingham Forest for £1,000.
Nottingham Forest: Signed: 1921.
* 1921-22: 32-0 (Football League 2); 2-0 (FA Cup);
* 1922-23: 37-0 (Football League 1); 4-0 (FA Cup);
* 1923-24: 24-0 (Football League 1); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1924-25: 9-0 (Football League 1); 4-0 (FA Cup).

Merits:
International: England A 23-0: (v. Ireland: February 16, 1907; v. Wales: March 27, 1907; v. Scotland: April 1, 1907; v. Scotland: April 4, 1908; v. Ireland: February 13, 1909; v. Wales: March 15, 1909; v. Scotland: April 3, 1909; v. Hungary: May 29, 1909; v. Hungary: May 31, 1909; v. Austria: June 1, 1909; v. Ireland: February 12, 1910; v. Wales: March 14, 1910; v. Scotland: April 2, 1910; v. Ireland: February 10, 1912; v. Scotland: April 5, 1913; v. Ireland: February 14, 1914; v. Wales: March 16, 1914; v. Scotland: April 4, 1914; v. Ireland: October 25, 1919; v. Wales: March 15, 1920; v. Scotland: April 10, 1920).
Football League XI 10-0: (v. Irish League: October 10, 1908).
Football League First Division Winner: 1905-06 (Liverpool).
Football League Second Division Winner: 1921-22 (Nottingham Forest).
FA Cup Winner: 1912-13 (Aston Villa), 1919-20 (Aston Villa).
Sheriff of London Charity Shield Winner: 1905-06 (Liverpool).
Liverpool Senior Cup Winner: 1905-06 (Liverpool), 1906-07 (Liverpool).

Image(s):
Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, April 7, 1906.
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Joint Everton and Liverpool Match Programme: October 3, 1908.
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Sam Hardy, Liverpool (Birmingham Daily Gazette: February 3, 1914).

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Signature and address in Chesterfield, from the 1911 census:
Signature Sam Hardy

Census reports:
1911: Aged 28, married to Maria Hardy (aged 29), child Arthur Hardy (aged 2), living at Brockwell, Chesterfield. Occupation: Professional footballer. Birthplace: Newbold.

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