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Position Right winger
Born 03 Nov 1956, Neath (Wales)
Height 175 cm
Weight 70 kg
International Caps Wales: 24 full, ? U21, ? Youth

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Leeds United 01 Nov 1973 01 Jul 1982 176 29 £100000
Charlton Athletic 01 Jul 1982 01 Nov 1985 76 7 £0
Leeds United 01 Nov 1985 01 Dec 1985 0 0 £0
Bury 01 Dec 1985 01 Jul 1987 38 4 £0
Rochdale 01 Jan 1988 01 Dec 1988 25 3 £0
Exeter City 01 Dec 1988 01 Jun 1989 16 1  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1974 - 1975 1(2) 1 0   0   0(1)   0  
1975 - 1976 9(5) 3 0   0(1)   0   0  
1976 - 1977 7(9) 3 0   1   0   0  
1977 - 1978 16(3) 2 1   2(2) 1 0   0  
1978 - 1979 29(2) 3 3 2 1(2)   0   0  
1979 - 1980 13(2) 4 1   1(1)   1(2)   0  
1980 - 1981 33(4) 10 0   0(1)   0   0  
1981 - 1982 15(3)   0   2   0   0  
Total 123(30) 26 5 2 7(7) 1 1(3)   0  

Jabba's Comments

Carl Harris was yet another young Welsh star unearthed by Jack Pickard - the Welsh scout whose other great discoveries included John Charles, Gary Sprake and Terry Yorath. Don Revie signed him up after he was rejected by Burnley, and Harris repaid Revie's confidence in him when he scored on his debut at the age of 18. He was a frequent occupant of the bench, but maintained a decent scoring record, which he carried on when he became more of a regular in the side in 1978-79. He won all of his Welsh caps while at Leeds, and was also Leeds' leading scoring in 1980-81, but when Leeds were relegated he moved on to Charlton where injuries started to dog his career. He played on and off throughout the 1980s before finishing his career at Exeter City.

Cheers to Rochdale's programme editor Mark Wilbraham for one of the photos.

John F. Tweddle says: Had a Brilliant game against Middlesbrough at Ayresome Park in October 1977. He ran the Middlesbrough defence ragged, and although Leeds lost the game 2-1, he scored a tremendous individual goal, which has stayed in my memory forever. What a pity this great ball playing artist never reached his truly great potential.

Stephen Greenslade says: Carl is my cousin and as such I idolised him as a small boy. He was once subject of 700,000 bid from Arsenal, in the days when 1 million pound transfers were still considered somewhat obscene. When, being out of contract, he finally moved to Charlton when I was aged 12, I was devastated. However, the silver lining was that at the time he had a straight choice between a transfer to The Valley and a move to Old Trafford, he chose Charlton, you can't ask for more from a Leeds player than that!

Jeff Pearse says: I saw Carl play when he joined Rochdale. Even at that stage in his career his skills were superb and he thrilled the crowd with his runs up the wing. I remember one game in particular against Cardiff City when he dribbled the ball from well inside his own half, beating most of the team before putting the ball into the Cardiff net. As you might expect he was the favourite player of my son, who was then 10 years old.

daz says: where can i contact carl for an autograph?

Simon Parfitt says: I used to go and watch leeds as often as possible. Carl was my favorite player. I believe he was the Ryan Giggs of his era. He had balance, ball control, speed, agility and most of all pride and passion. I believe carl could have got more out of fottball at the end of his career. I suppose he's one of the minority that just stay away from the game all together. Good Luck in whatever you doing now Carl

Dean says: Carl has got a business down here in Neath called Neath Port Talbot removals. Helped me move house last year. Worked his socks off and as cheap as chips too! Doesn't have much interest in the game now and didn't want to talk too much about football when he had a break. I was hoping for a few interesting anecdotes.

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