Harry Storer

Harry Storer was a regular for Woolwich Arsenal until disciplinary issues cut short a promising career at the Club.

Storer made history as the first Arsenal player to gain representative honours after featuring in a Football League XI in 1895.

The goalkeeper, who hailed from a sporting family, is also one of the few Gunners to have played first-class cricket as well as professional football. He represented Derbyshire on six occasions.

Storer joined Arsenal from Loughborough Town in May 1894 and immediately became first choice in the 1894/95 campaign. He made his debut in Arsenal's 5-2 opening-day defeat to Lincoln and missed only two league matches throughout the season.

He began the following year strongly too, until he was suspended by the Club for a breach of discipline.

Talented but unwanted, Storer left for Liverpool for £75 in December 1895. While there he claimed a Second Division winners' medal in 1896.

Storer died at the age of 37 from tuberculosis. His brother Bill played professional football for Derby and cricket for both England and Derbyshire, while his son, Harry Jr, also had a career with the Rams before managing England from 1924 to 1927.

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