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George Eastham

Arsenal FC

19 caps, 2 goals

P 19 W 14 D 2 L 3 F 50: A 22
*(actual F 43: A 22)
79% successful

1963-66

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
1653

Profile

Full name George Edward Eastham OBE

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 23 September 1936 in Blackpool, Lancashire [registered in Blackpool, December 1936].
Height/Weight 5' 7½", 9st. 12�lbs [1965].

Source

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

Biographies Determined to Win: George Eastham [Stanley Paul, London 1964]
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) An Englishman in Ireland, George junior followed his father and his managerial career, becoming an amateur with Ards FC of Northern Ireland, before signing professional in May 1956. Within weeks, Newcastle United FC signed him for �9000, and in November 1960, Arsenal FC signed him for �47,500.  Following the triumphant World Cup Finals, Eastham signed for Stoke City AFC for �30,000 in August 1966, before travelling to South Africa with Cape Town club, Hellenic FC, where he was player/manager from February to August 1971. He was replaced as manager by his father.  George junior returned to Stoke City AFC in October 1971, where he remained until retiring in February 1975.
Club honours Football League Cup winner 1971-72;
Individual honours Football League (3 appearances)
Distinctions x

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) Whilst at Stoke City AFC, Eastham was offered the post of player/assistant manager in December 1972, a position he held until he retired from playing in February 1975. He became caretaker manager of City in February 1977, taken the role full-time in May 1977 until January 1978.

England Career

Player number 820th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
First match No. 368, 8 May 1963, England 1 Brazil 1, a friendly match at The Empire Stadium, Wembley, aged 26 years 227 days.
Last match No. 402, 3 July 1966, Denmark 0 England 2, a pre-World Cup Scandinavian tour match at Idrætsparken, København, aged 29 years 284 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1963-64; World Cup Finals 1966;
Team honours World Cup winner 1966;
Individual honours England U23 (6 appearances)
Distinctions Son of George Eastham

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

George Eastham - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
32+ 19 5 19 0 1 1653 2 827 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 Eastham - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 6 4 2 0 15 7 +8 0 1 2.50 1.167 83.3 +4
Away 12 10 0 2 35 14 +21 1 5 2.917 1.167 83.3 +8
Neutral 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All 19 14 2 3 50 22 +28 2 6 2.632 1.158 78.9 +11

 

George Eastham - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 14 10 2 2 31 16 +15 1 4 2.214 1.143 78.6 +8
Red 5 4 0 1 19 6 +13 1 2 3.80 1.20 80.0 +3
All 19 14 2 3 50 22 +28 2 6 2.632 1.158 78.9 +11

 

George Eastham - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
British Championship 3 2 0 1 12 4 +8 1 1 4.00 1.333 66.7 +1
Minor Tournament 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 1 0 0.50 3.00 0.00 -2
Friendly 14 12 2 0 37 12 +15 0 5 2.643 0.857 92.9 +12
All 19 14 2 3 50 22 +28 2 6 2.632 1.158 78.9 +11

 

George Eastham - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1966 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
All 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
British Championship Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1963-64 3 2 0 1 12 4 +8 1 1 4.00 1.333 66.7 +1
All 3 2 0 1 12 4 +8 1 1 4.00 1.333 66.7 +1
Minor Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Taça das Nações 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 1 0 0.50 3.00 0.00 -2
All 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 1 0 0.50 3.00 0.00 -2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
BC 3 2 0 1 12 4 +8 1 1 4.00 1.333 66.7 +1
T/C 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 1 0 0.50 3.00 0.00 -2
All 5 2 0 3 13 10 +3 2 1 2.60 2.00 40.0 -1

 

George Eastham - Match History
 Club: Newcastle United F.C. - 0 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 0 full capsx

Age 23
1 u23 11 November 1959 - England U23 2 France U23 0, Roker Park, Roker, Sunderland Fr HW Start 10
2 u23 2 March 1960 - Scotland U23 4 England U23 4, Ibrox Park, Copland Road, Glasgow Fr AD Start 8
3 u23 16 March 1960 - England U23 5 Netherlands U23 2, Hillsborough, Sheffield Fr HW Start 8
4 u23 15 May 1960 - GDR U23 1 England U23 4, Olympiastadion, Westend, Berlin Fr AW Start 8
5 u23 18 May 1960 - Poland U23 2 England U23 3, Warszawa Fr AW Start 8
6 u23 22 May 1960 - Israel U23 4 England U23 0, Tel Aviv Fr AL Start 8
 Club: Arsenal F.C. - 19 full caps

Coach: Alf Ramsey - 19 full capsx

Age 26
1 368 8 May 1963 - England 1 Brazil 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 10
2 369 29 May 1963 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 4, Štadión Tehelné pole, Bratislava Fr AW Start 10
3 370 2 June 1963 - G.D.R. 1 England 2, Zentralstadion, Leipzig Fr AW Start 10
- 371 5 June 1963 - Switzerland 1 England 8, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel Fr AW squad/reserve
Age 27
4 372 12 October 1963 - Wales 0 England 4, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AW Start 10
5 373 23 October 1963 - England 2 Rest of the World 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 10
6 374 20 November 1963 - England 8 Northern Ireland 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 10
7 375 11 April 1964 - Scotland 1 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Start 10
8 376 6 May 1964 - England 2 Uruguay 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 10
9 377 17 May 1964 - Portugal 3 England 4, Estádio Nacional, Jamor, Lisboa Fr AW Start 10
10 378 24 May 1964 - Republic of Ireland 1 England 3, Dalymount Park, Phibsborough, Dublin Fr AW Start 10
11 379 27 May 1964 - USA 0 England 10, Downing Stadium, Randalls Island, New York City Fr AW Start off 33 10
0-3 when substituted
12 380 30 May 1964 - Brazil 5 England 1, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro TC AW Start 10
- 381 4 June 1964 - England 1 Portugal 1, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro ND squad/reserve
13 382 6 June 1964 - Argentina 1 England 0, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro NL Start 10
Age 28
14 388 5 May 1965 - England 1 Hungary 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 10
- 389 9 May 1965 - Yugoslavia 1 England 1, Stadion Crvena zvezda, Beograd Fr AD squad/reserve
15 390 12 May 1965 - West Germany 0 England 1, Städtisches Stadion, Nürnberg, Bayern Fr AW Start 10
16 391 16 May 1965 - Sweden 1 England 2, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Heden, Göteborg Fr AW Start 10
Age 29
17 395 8 December 1965 - Spain 0 England 2, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid Fr AW Start 10
18 396 5 January 1966 - England 1 Poland 1, Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool Fr HD Start 10
- 399 4 May 1966 - England 2 Yugoslavia 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW squad/reserve
- 400 26 June 1966 - Finland 0 England 3, Olympiastadion, Helsinki Fr AW
- 401 29 June 1966 - Norway 1 England 6, Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo Fr AW
19 402 3 July 1966 - Denmark 0 England 2, Idrætsparken, København Fr AW Start 10
- 403 5 July 1966 - Poland 0 England 1, Stadion Śląski, Katowicka, Chorzów Fr AW squad/reserve
- 404 11 July 1966 - England 0 Uruguay 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley WCF HD squad member 22
- 405 16 July 1966 - England 2 Mexico 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW
- 406 20 July 1966 - France 0 England 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW
- 407 23 July 1966 - England 1 Argentina 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW
- 408 26 July 1966 - England 2 Portugal 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW
- 409 30 July 1966 - England 4 West Germany 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW

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