George Green (footballer, born 1901)

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George Green
Personal information
Full name George Henry Green[1]
Date of birth (1901-05-02)2 May 1901
Place of birth Leamington Spa, England
Date of death 1980 (aged 78–79)
Playing position(s) Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Leamington St John's
Leamington Imperial
Leamington Town
Nuneaton Town
1923–1934 Sheffield United 393 (10)
1934–1936 Leamington Town
National team
1925–1928 England 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

George Green (2 May 1901[1] – 1980[2]) was an English footballer who played as a wing half in the Football League with Sheffield United in the 1920s and 1930s.

He was born in Leamington Spa and played for a number of local teams before signing for First Division side Sheffield United in 1923.[2] He went on to make 422 senior appearances for the Yorkshire club, scoring 11 times.[2] He was a member of the successful United side that won the FA Cup in 1925.[3]

Four weeks after winning the FA Cup, Green was awarded his first England cap, against France. He went on to appear eight times for his country, winning his last cap against Belgium on 19 May 1928.[1]

He finished his career at Leamington Town.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Davey Naylor. "Player Info: George Henry Green". England International Database 1872-2012. england-stats.com. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b c allfootballers.com stats (website expired)
  3. ^ 1925 Cup final report and line-ups at fa-cupfinals.co.uk Archived 20 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Matthews, Clarebrough & Kirkham (2003). The Official Encyclopaedia of Sheffield United. Britespot Publishing. p. 112.