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Bill George

Aston Villa FC

3 appearances, 2 goals against
2 clean sheets, one penalty saved

P 3 W 1 D 2 L 0 F 3: A 2
67% successful

1902

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name William George
Born 29 June 1874 in St. Chad's, Shrewsbury, Shropshire [registered in Atcham, June 1874].
Baptised 4 October 1874 in St. Chad's, Shrewsbury

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, William is one of six children to Henry and Fanny. With two lodgers, they live at 17 St Alkmonds Square in Shrewsbury. His father is a Post Office porter.
George joined the Royal Artillery on 3 December 1888, he was only fourteen years old. 

According to the 1891 census, William is one of many Royal Artillery boys at the Royal Artillery barracks in Woolwich.

According to the 1901 census, William is married to Florence with two daughters, Florence and Helen, and a son, William. They live at 93 Carlton Road in Aston. William, however, along with seven other footballers, is visiting Blackpool, for they are staying at the Station Hotel on Talbot Road.

According to the 1911 census, William is still a professional footballer, married and now with one more son, Samuel Alfred. They live at 60 Northfiled Road, Kings Norton.

Married to Florence Kate Angell [registered in Melksham, Wiltshire, June 1897].
Died 4 December 1933 in Selly Oak, aged 59 years 158 days [registered in Birmingham, Warwickshire, December 1933].
Height/Weight 6' 1½", 13st. 7lbs [1902].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career with the Woolwich Ramblers FC. He played army football, based in Trwobridge, and then played with Trowbridge Town FC. He played for Aston Villa FC on 9 October 1897 without any transfer being registered, in fact, that transfer registration was falsified. It resulted in suspensions and heavy fines. George himself, earning a one month suspension, but remained with Villa until 1911, making another 355 league appearances.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1896-97, 1904-05; Football League Champions 1896-97, 1898-99, 1899-1900, 1909-10, runners-up 1902-03, 1907-08, 1910-11;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions Played first class cricket for Warwickshire CC (Thirteen tests 1901-06); Also assisted Wiltshere CC and Shropshire CC.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 270th player (270) to appear for England. 31st goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 74, 3 March 1902, Wales 0 England 0, a British Championship match at Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 27 years 247 days.
Last match No. 76, 3 May 1902, England 2 Scotland 2, a replayed British Championship match at Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham, aged 27 years 308 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1901-02;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Joined rivals Birmingham FC as a trainer on 28 July 1911. After leaving football, he worked at the Austin Motor Works in Longbridge. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.106/7.

 

Bill George - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
4 3 3 270 2 135 min 0 2 67% 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.

 

Bill George - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
Away 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 1 2 0.50 0.00 75.0 +1
All - British Championship 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 1 2 1.00 0.667 66.7 +1

 

Bill George - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1901-02 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 1 2 1.00 0.667 66.7 +1
BC All 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 1 2 1.00 0.667 66.7 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 1 2 1.00 0.667 66.7 +1
All 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 1 2 1.00 0.667 66.7 +1

 

Bill George - Match History
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 3 full capsx

Age 27
1 74 3 March 1902 - Wales 0 England 0, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD Start gk
2 75 22 March 1902 - Ireland 0 England 1, Balmoral Showgrounds,Belfast AW Start gk
void 5 April 1902 - Scotland 1 England 1, Ibrox Park, Glasgow AD Start gk
3 76 3 May 1902 - England 2 Scotland 2, Aston Lower Grounds, Birmingham HD Start gk

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