|Full name||Henry Prince Devey|
|Date of birth||September - December 1864|
|Place of birth||Birmingham, England|
|Date of death||1940 (aged 79–80)|
|1881–1884||Aston Clarendon F.C|
|1884–1886||Montrose (Birmingham) F.C.|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He was one of five brothers who all played professional football, Ted and Will for Small Heath and Jack, Harry and Bob Devey for Aston Villa. Another brother, Abel, was a cricketer with Staffordshire.
Harry Devey was a key member of the Aston Villa squad in the Football League inaugural season of 1888–1889. Devey played in the 1st ever Villa League match on 8 September 1888 at Dudley Road, Wolverhampton then home of Wolverhampton Wanderers. The match ended 1-1. Devey was described as a keen, hard-tackler who had the ability, then rare for a defender at bringing the ball forward. He only missed one game in 1888-1889 and was part of the excellent Aston Villa defence (as Centre-Half) that only conceded 43 goals in 1888-1889 the 3rd lowest in the League in 1888–1889. As a centre-half he played in a defence that achieved one League clean-sheet and kept the opposition to one-League-goal-in-a-match on no less than on eight occasions. Aston Villa finished runners-up.
In 1890 Devey played professional baseball for Aston Villa in the National League of Baseball of Great Britain.
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- "English National Football Archive". Retrieved 23 December 2017. (registration & fee required)
- "Abel Devey". cricketarchive. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
- Metcalf, Mark (2013). The Origins of the Football League. Amberley. ISBN 978 1 4456 1881 4.
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