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Harold Alexander De Barbizon Sloan (25 August 1882 – 21 January 1917) was an Irish soccer player at the beginning of the 20th century.

Harold Sloan
Personal information
NationalityIrish
EthnicityWhite
CitizenshipIreland
Born(1882-08-25)August 25, 1882
DiedJanuary 21, 1917(1917-01-21) (aged 34)
OccupationFootball player
Sport
CountryIreland (1882-1950)
SportAssociation football
PositionForward
LeagueIrish Football League
Leinster Senior League
ClubBohemian FC

Sloan represented Bohemians during his career in the Irish League. A forward, he was one of the main stars in the early Bohemian history. He scored the very first goal ever at Dalymount Park in a 4-2 win over Shelbourne on 7 September 1901.[1]

He won 8 full international caps for Ireland and once scored a hat-trick for them against Wales in a 4-4 draw in April 1906.[2][3]

Sloan served as a second lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery in the British Army and was killed in action during World War I on 21 January 1917.[4] He is buried at the Guards Cemetery at Combles.[5]

HonoursEdit

  • Leinster League
    • Bohemians - 1899/1900, 1900/01, 1901/02
  • 8 Full International Caps

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Harold Sloan - Bohemian Profile". bohemianfb.com. Bohemian FC. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Harold Sloan". iffhs.de. IFFHS. Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Harold Sloan Profile". nifootball.blogspot.com. Northern Ireland Football Blog. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Ireland Focus : The 1916 Rising". irishtimes.com. Irish Times. Archived from the original on 12 October 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Casualty Details". cwgc.org. CWGC. Retrieved 3 June 2015.