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George Shaw

West Bromwich Albion FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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

1929-32

disciplined: none
Captain:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name George Edward Shaw
Born 13 October 1899 in Swinton, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Rotherham, December 1899].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, George E. is the oldest of two children, both sons (Leonard is only a week old), to George Edward and Annie. His father is a miner and they live at 61 Market Street in Mexborough.
Shaw's seaman record from WW1 show he served form 4 June 1918, primarly on board the HMS Victory. His vocation was stated as being a miner.
According to Passenger Lists, George Shaw was one of eighteen footballers on an FA Tour, courtesy of Canadian Pacific Railway Company, had left the port of Liverpool on 11 May 1931, bound for Montreal, Canada, on the Duchess of Richmond. They returned from Quebec, arriving at Southampton on 23 July 1931, on board the Empress of Britain. He was living at 174 Dudley Street in West Bromwich.

According to the 1911 census, George E. is now the oldest of five children, now with three younger sisters, although a sixth had tragically died. His father is still a miner and they now live at 228 Furlong Road, in the Goldthorpe area of Rotherham.

According to the 1939 register, George E, now married now Dorothy E., is an assurance agent, and they live at 'Malvern', 4 Barnsley Road in the Scawsby area of Doncaster, with his parents-in-law.

Married to Dorothy E. Axe [b.2 May 1904], [registered in Doncaster, March 1925].
Died 10 March 1973 in Doncaster, aged 73 years 148 days [registered in Donaster, March 1973].
Height/Weight 5' 8" [1918], 5' 10", 11st. 3lbs [1931].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy and junior football in South Yorkshire. Played with Gillingham FC in the 1920-21 season, making three Division Three appearances, and represented The Southern League. He was back in West Yorkshire playing for his works team, Rossington Main Colliery FC in 1921, from where he was playing for Doncaster Rovers FC at the end of the season. He scored six goals in 64 league appearances. On 2 February 1924, Shaw was transferred to Huddersfield Town AFC, making 29 league appearances, before Burnley FC approched to club, offering to pay 3000 for the reserve full-back, but it was West Bromwich Albion FC who paid a 'club record fee paid' of 4100 to sign him on 1 December 1926. He remained at The Hawthorns, becoming club captain, until May 1938 when he was placed on the transfer list, he had completed 424 league appearances and scored eleven goals, when he was allowed to join Cheshire County League club Stalybridge Celtic FC on 1 June. On 21 March 1939, Worcester City FC, of the Southern League, signed Shaw as their player-manager, until the war ended his playing career. He was still retained by Albion, thus he could not play for another Football League club.
Club honours Midland League runners-up 1922-23; Wharnecliffe Cup winners 1922-23; Football League Division One Champions 1923-24, 1924-25, 1925-26, runners-up 1926-27; Division Two runners-up 1930-31; FA Cup winners 1930-31, runners-up 1934-35; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1931;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions Brother of Wilf Shaw (Doncaster Rovers FC)

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) From 1 June 1938, he was the player-manager at Stalybridge Celtic FC, of the Cheshire County League, until his resignation, because of a lack of financial stability. On 21 March 1939, Southern League side, Worcester City FC appointed Shaw. Post-war he managed and coached in Malta, particular Floriana FC, from 1948-51.
Club honours Maltese League Champions 1949-50; Malta FA Cup winners 1948-49, 1949-50; Cassar Cup winners 1949-50; Marian Congress Cup winners 1949;

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 568th players (569) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-back
Only match No. 181, 9 April 1932, England 3 Scotland 0, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 32 years 179 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1931-32;
Team honours British Championships winners 1931-32;
Individual honours FA Tour of Europe 1921; FA Tour of Canada 1931;
Distinctions The last nineteenth century-born player to play for England.

Beyond England

Member of the Royal Navy during WW1. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.220/221.

 

George Shaw - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
4 1 1 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 Shaw - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 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 Shaw - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1931-32 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 Shaw - Match History
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

Coach: F.A. International Selection Committee - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 29
165 9 May 1929 - France 1 England 4, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris tour AW reserve
166 11 May 1929 - Belgium 1 England 5, Parc Duden Stadion, Bruxelles AW reserve
167 15 May 1929 - Spain 4 England 3, Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid AL reserve

Age 32
1 181 9 April 1932 - England 3 Scotland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start rb

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