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Harry Hood

Sun, 26th May 2019 11:48am

All connected with Clyde FC are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Harry Hood.

Harry joined the club in the Summer of 1962 and made his debut against Rangers at Ibrox in November of that year. A week later he scored his first goal for The Bully Wee, against Aberdeen at Shawfield. 

Unfortunately, at the end of that season Clyde were relegated to the Second Division, but were to come straight back up the following season as runners-up to a rampant Morton side. Harry ended that successful 1963-64 season as top scorer, with 37 goals from 45 appearances.

His skill and goalscoring prowess continued to shine through in the First Division, with Harry scoring 11 goals in his 19 appearances up to November 1964. Almost two years to the day that he made his Clyde debut, Harry made the big move down South, joining Sunderland for a fee of £30,000.

It didn't go completely to plan for Harry down at Roker Park and in October 1966 Clyde manager Davie White brought Harry back to Clyde from Sunderland for a reported £13,000 fee.

Harry’s form with Clyde effectively continued where he had left off and he certainly played his part in Clyde's magnificent 1966-67 season. In the following two seasons, Harry finished as the club’s top scorer, which is all the more creditable given that he didn’t complete the latter season. In March 1969, Harry was on the move again; this time it was the much shorter journey to Celtic Park, with the fee reported as £40,000.

At the end of his second spell with The Bully Wee, Harry had featured in 197 matches for Clyde, scoring an outstanding total of 96 goals.

In recent years Harry was given the honour of being inducted into the club's Hall of Fame twice; the first occasion in his own right, the second occasion coming as part of the entire 1966-67 squad.

Visit the Hall of Fame section of the website to read both of the entries in full.

The club's thoughts and condolences go out to Harry's family and friends.