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George Blackburn

Aston Villa FC

1 cap, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 3: A 1
100% successful

1924

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name George Frederick Blackburn
Born 8 March 1899 in Willesden Green, London [registered in Hendon, Middlesex, June 1899].
Attended Pound Lane School in Willesden.

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, the two year-old George had a younger sister and two older siblings to George and Kate, living at 40 Sandringham Road in Willesden. His father is a brass finisher.

According to the 1911 census, George now has two more younger brothers, and still living at 40 Sandringham Road with their parents. His father is now a sanitary brass finisher.

Died 3 July 1957 in Birmingham, aged 58 years 117 days [registered in Birmingham, September 1957].
Height/Weight 5' 10½", 12st. 0lbs [1924].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Played football with Willesden schools and represented London schools. Also played for Willesden Juniors FC, as well as Hampstead Town FC. Joined Aston Villa FC as an amateur in December 1920, turning professional in January 1921. After 133 league appearances, scoring once, he moved on to Cardiff City FC in 1926 in exchange for Joe Nicholson. He scored one more goal, in 115 league appearances. Joined Mansfield Town FC in June 1931. Joined Cheltenham Town FC as a player-coach in July 1932. Also represented both the London FA and Middlesex FA.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1923-24; Welsh Cup winners 1926-27, 1929-30, runners-up 1928-29;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 474th players (475) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
Only match No. 141, 17 May 1924,  France 1 England 3, an end-of-season friendly match at Stade Pershing, Paris, aged 25 years 60 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Took up various coaching roles after he retired from playing whilst at Cheltenham Town FC. Moor Green FC, then a trainer at Birmingham City FC between 1937 to 1946, joining the coaching staff afterwards. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.36.

 

George Blackburn - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 1 0 90 0 0 min 0 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

George Blackburn - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - Friendly 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

George Blackburn - Match History
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 25
- 140 12 April 1924 - England 1 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London BC HD reserve
1 141 17 May 1924 - France 1 England 3, Stade Pershing, Paris Fr AW Start lh

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