Sheffield born full back (he played both sides) Bernie Harris began his football career with Upperthorpe Comrades in 1920 and joined Gainsborough Trinity in 1922, signing for Second Division Rotherham County in September the same year, making his Football League debut against South Shields at the end of the same month. He quickly established himself as a first team regular at Millmoor, making 31 appearances during the campaign. When it ended in relegation he was signed by First Division Sheffield United in May 1923 and although he didn’t make his debut for The Blades until September 1924, and was a fringe player during his first three seasons at Bramall Lane, not being part of their 1925 FA Cup Final winning team, he broke into the first team on a regular basis in August 1926, and made 27 of his 44 appearances for The Blades that season, before transferring to Luton Town in October 1928.
Harris made 24 appearances for The Hatters during the 1928-29 season, but signed for Queen’s Park Rangers in June 1929, helping them to finish third in the Third Division (South) in 1929-30. He played two further seasons at Loftus Road before joining Welsh League club Llanelly in 1932, returning to Football League action in June 1933 when he signed for Swindon Town. He made 29 appearances during the 1933-34 season before joining Kent League club Margate in the summer of 1934, and a year later he joined Ramsgate, where he played until his retirement.