A 15ct. gold Football League Championship medal awarded to Harry Moger the goalkeeper in Manchester United's first ever League Division One winning team, inscribed MANCHESTER UNITED F C, H. MOGER, LEAGUE CHAMPIONS, SEASON, 1907 1908, in original fitted case.
Henry Herbert "Harry" Moger was born September 1879 in Southampton. The goalkeeper began his career with local sides Forest Swifts and Freemantle before joining Southampton of the Southern League in the summer of 1900 where for the most part he was understudy to the England international 'keeper Jack Robinson.
However, the tall and lean Moger came to the attention of Manchester United who were particularly impressed with the aerial dominance he displayed in the penalty box especially his ability to rush off the goal line and punch the ball clear of danger. He joined United in May 1903 and was an evergreen between the sticks until his retirement from football in 1912. During his Manchester United career Moger made a total of 266 appearances and was a member of the side that won the club's first major honours, namely League Championship titles in 1907-08 and 1910-11 and the F.A. Cup in 1908-09.
Harry Moger died in Manchester 16th June 1927, aged 47.
Sold at Christie's Glasgow, October 1993.
Sold for £25000
26 & 27 October Sporting Memorabilia
Sotheby's New Bond Street Saleroom
26 October 2015