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George Hedley

Sheffield United FC

1 appearance, 1 debut goal

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

1901-02

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name George Albert Hedley
Born 20 July 1876 in South Bank, Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Middlesbrough, September 1876].

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, George Albert was the only child of George and Mary Elizabeth (née Chester). They live at 34 Carter Street in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough. His father is a joiner.

According to the 1891 census, George A. remains the only child. He is a telegraph messenger, and they all live at 56 Harris Street in MIddlesbrough. His father still a joiner.

According to the 1901 census, George Alfred is a professional footballer boarding with Betsy Jackson and the Thickitt family, including fellow England footballer Harry Thickitt. They live at 66 Urban Road in Balby with Hexthorpe, in Doncaster. 

According to the 1911 census, George A., still a professional footballer, widowed, with one son, Rowland Hill (born 17 June 1902 in Doncaster). He has one servant and they live at 69 Park Street South in Wolverhampton.

Married to Ruth Hill [registered in Dudley, Staffordshire, June 1901]. Died before 1911. Remarried to Lillian May Mason on 23 September 1913 at St. Luke's Church, Wolverhampton [registered in Wolverhampton, September 1913]. They had one daughter, Cissie Evelyn (born 21 June 1914 in Bristol).
Died 16 August 1942, aged 66 years 27 days [registered in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, September 1942].
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st. 7lbs [1901] 5' 8½" 14st 0lbs [1917].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Started his career with his local club, South Bank FC, from where he joined Sheffield United FC as an amateur for the 1897-98 season. Hedley turned professional in May 1898. Joined Southampton FC in May 1903. Wolverhampton Wanderers FC signed him on 3 May 1906, where he remained until 23 April 1913.
Club honours FA Cup winner 1898-99, 1901-02, 1907-08 runners-up 1900-01; Southern League winners 1903-04;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) Left his playing career to become manager of Bristol City FC on 23 April 1913 until 1915.

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 257th players (259) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
Only match No. 71, 9 March 1901, England 3 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at The Dell, Milton Road, The Common, Southampton, aged 24 years 232 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1900-01;
Team honours British Championship winners 1900-01;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Was for many years, until 1941, a Bristol licensee, nameley the George & Dragon in Radcliffe Hill, then not long before his death returned to Wolverhampton to take over a boarding house. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.125/6.
Joined the Royal Garrison Artillery on 4 January 1917 in Bristol as a forty-year old.

 

George Hedley - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
4 1 1 90 1 90 min 1 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 Hedley - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Friendly 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

George Hedley - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1900-01 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

George Hedley - Match History
 Club: Sheffield United F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 24
1 71 9 March 1901 - England 3 Ireland 0, The Dell, Southampton BC HW Start 81 cf
- 73 30 March 1901 - England 2 Scotland 2, Sports Arena, Penge HD reserve
Age 25
void 5 April 1902 - Scotland 1 England 1, Ibrox Park, Glasgow BC AD reserve
- 76 3 May 1902 - England 2 Scotland 2, Aston Lower Grounds, Birmingham HD reserve

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