John Harris was born on 3 April 1939. He was an English professional footballer who had a notable career as a full back.


Wolverhampton Wanderers

Harris began his football career by joining Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1955 as a junior. He signed his professional forms with the club in May 1958. He made his senior debut for Wolverhampton Wanderers on 26 August 1961 in a 3–2 win against West Ham United. Unfortunately, Harris suffered a significant setback when he broke his leg in just his second appearance for the team. This injury kept him away from the first team until December 1962, which also turned out to be his final appearance for the club. During his time at Wolverhampton, Harris made a total of 3 appearances in the Football League for the team.


In January 1965, Harris transferred to Walsall, a club in the Midlands that was Wolverhampton’s neighbor. He was frequently the captain during his stint with Walsall, making a total of 74 league appearances in the Third Division.

Later Years and Non-League Football

After his time with Walsall, Harris eventually moved into non-league football and played for Rushall Olympic.


John Harris passed away in September 2023 at the age of 84.


Though his career was marred by injury, Harris’s impact on the clubs he served, especially as a captain for Walsall, left an indelible mark. His journey through both league and non-league football serves as a testament to his dedication to the sport.