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Place of death  Durham, England
Position  Wing half
Role  Footballer
Name  Bob Hardisty
Playing position  Wing half

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Full name  John Roderick Elliot Hardisty
Date of birth  (1921-12-01)1 December 1921
Place of birth  Chester-le-Street, England
Date of death  31 October 1986(1986-10-31) (aged 64)
Died  October 31, 1986, Durham, England, United Kingdom

John Roderick Elliot "Bob" Hardisty (1 December 1921 – 31 October 1986) was an English amateur footballer who represented Great Britain at the Olympics in 1948, 1952 and 1956, making a total of six appearances.

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Hardisty spent the majority of his career with Bishop Auckland, winning the Northern League seven times. Hardisty also won the FA Amateur Cup three times between 1955 and 1957.

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Hardisty also made 6 appearances in the Football League for Darlington between 1946 and 1949.

Hardisty briefly came out of retirement in 1958 to play for Manchester United following the Munich air disaster, although he never made a league appearance for them.

Hardisty later became a football coach and worked with Matt Busby. He was portrayed by the actor Liam Shannon in the 2011 BBC TV drama United.

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Bob Hardisty Wikipedia


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