Harry Trainer

Harry Trainer (1872 – May 1924) was a Welsh international footballer. He was part of the Wales national football team, playing three matches and scoring two goals. He played his first match on 16 March 1895 against Ireland and his last match on 23 March 1895 against Scotland.[1] At club level, he played for Leicester Fosse and was topscorer of the team of the 1895–96 season with 14 goals.

Harry Trainer
Harry Trainer in 1896.jpg
Personal information
Full name Henry Trainer
Date of birth 1872
Place of birth Wrexham, Wales
Date of death May 1924 (aged 51)
Place of death Wrexham, Wales
Position(s) Centre Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1890–1891 Wrexham Victoria
1891–1893 Wrexham Grosvenor
1893–1894 Westminster Rovers
1894–1895 Wrexham
1895–1897 Leicester Fosse 31 (12)
1897–1899 Sheppey United
1899–1900 Wrexham
National team
1895 Wales 3 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Personal lifeEdit

In January 1901, Trainer was sentenced to nine months imprisonment with hard labour for breaking and entering, and theft of jewellery.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Wales player database 1872 to 2013". eu-football.info. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  2. ^ Brown, Paul (19 November 2019). "The Wales striker with more criminal convictions than caps". The Guardian.