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George Eastham

Arsenal FC

19 appearances, 2 goals

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

1962-66

disciplined: none
captain:
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].
Marriage to  [registered in ]. First daughter, born 13 October 1960
Height/Weight 5' 7½", 9st. 12½lbs [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 (three 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 283 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1963-64; World Cup Finals 1966;
Team honours World Cup winner 1966;
Individual honours England U23 (6 appearances, 1959-60)
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 ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
32+ 19 5 19 0 1 1653 2 827 min 0 None None
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.

 

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

Match History

 Club: Newcastle United F.C. - 0 full appearances manager: Walter Winterbottom - 0 full appearancesx

 
Age 23 under 23  
six appearances - France November 1959, Scotland & Netherlands March 1960,
GDR, Poland & Israel May 1960.
      
 Club: Arsenal F.C. - nineteen full appearances (1653 min)  

apps match pic match details comp res. rundown shirt

Age 25
356 14 April 1962 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL reserve

  manager: Alf Ramsey - nineteen full appearances (1653 min)x

Age 26
1 368 8 May 1963 - England 1 Brazil 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HD   10
2 369 29 May 1963 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 4
Tehelné pole, Bratislava
tour AW   10
3 370 2 June 1963 - German Democratic Republic 1 England 2
Zentralstadion, Leipzig
AW   10
371 5 June 1963 - Switzerland 1 England 8, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel AW squad/reserve

Age 27
4 372 12 October 1963 - Wales 0 England 4
Ninian Park, Cardiff
BC AW   10
5 373 23 October 1963 - England 2 Rest of the World 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HW   10
6 374 20 November 1963 - England 8 Northern Ireland 3
Empire Stadium, Wembley
BC HW   10
7 375 11 April 1964 - Scotland 1 England 0
Hampden Park, Glasgow
BC AL   10
8 376 6 May 1964 - England 2 Uruguay 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley

tour
HW   10
9 377 17 May 1964 - Portugal 3 England 4
Estádio Nacional, Lisboa
AW   10
10 378 24 May 1964 - Republic of Ireland 1 England 3
Dalymount Park, Dublin
AW 9 10
11 379 27 May 1964 - United States 0 England 10
Downing Stadium, New York City
AW (0-3) 33 10
12 380 30 May 1964 - Brazil 5 England 1
Estádio Municipal, Rio

TC
AW   10
381 4 June 1964 - England 1 Portugal 1, Estádio Municipal, Rio ND squad/reserve
13 382 6 June 1964 - Argentina 1 England 0
Estádio Municipal, Rio
NL   10

Age 28
14 388 5 May 1965 - England 1 Hungary 0
Empire Stadium, Wembley

tour
HW 10
389 9 May 1965 - Yugoslavia 1 England 1, Stadion Crvena zvezda, Beograd AD squad/reserve
15 390 12 May 1965 - West Germany 0 England 1
Städtisches Stadion, Nürnberg
AW   10
16 391 16 May 1965 - Sweden 1 England 2
Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg
AW   10

Age 29
17 395 8 December 1965 - Spain 0 England 2
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
Fr AW   10
18 396 5 January 1966 - England 1 Poland 1
Goodison Park, Liverpool
Fr HD   10
399 4 May 1966 - England 2 Yugoslavia 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW squad/reserve
400 26 June 1966 - Finland 0 England 3, Olympiastadion, Helsinki tour AW
401 29 June 1966 - Norway 1 England 6, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo AW
19 402 3 July 1966 - Denmark 0 England 2
Idrætsparken, København
AW 10
403 5 July 1966 - Poland 0 England 1, Stadion Śląski, Chorzów AW squad/reserve
 

WCF
reserve il 22x
404 11 July 1966 - England 0 Uruguay 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley HD party member
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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