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George Waterfield

Burnley FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 1 L 0 F 3: A 3
50% successful

1927

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name George Smith Waterfield
Born 2 June 1901 at 92 Station Street in Swinton, Rotherham, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Rotherham, September 1901].
George was born on his parents seventeenth wedding anniversary.

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Elizabeth (nee Depledge) is pregnant with the child that would become George. He will be the youngest of six. His father, George, is a coal mine hewer, and they live at 92 Station Street in Swinton.

According to the 1911 census, ten year old schoolboy George is here the youngest of five, still living at 92 Station Street. His father is still a coal mine hewer. The census reveals that George is one of ten, and that four have died.

According to the 1939 register, George is a licensee married to Nellie, living at McKenzie Arms Hotel, on the corner of Club Street and Wesly Street, in Walton-le-Dale, with their two children.

Married to Nellie Bradshaw [registered in Burnley, June 1925]. Two children, Jean (b.1926) and Jack (b.18 December 1930)
Died late 1988, aged 87 years nk days [registered in Preston & South Ribble, December 1988].
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 0lbs [1929].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career playing with his local side, Swinton FC, moving onto Mexborough FC in the Midland League, before Burnley FC signed Waterfield as an outside-left in October 1923 for a 450 transfer fee, being moved to the 'back' position before the end of the season with remarkable results. After Burnley placed Waterfield on the free transfer list, after 373 league appearances and five goals, Crystal Palace FC signed him on 13 June 1935, where he appeared in just two league matches. Before he was signed by Nelson FC on 30 January 1936.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became 512th player (513) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
Only match No. 152, 12 February 1927, Wales 3 England 3, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 25 years 255 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1926-27;
Team honours British Championships shared 1926-27;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No extra information, but according to the 1939 register, we know Waterfield was in Walton-le-Dale with his family, empoyed as a licensee in the McKenzie Arms. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.261.

 

George Waterfield - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 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 Waterfield - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - British Championship 1 0 1 0 3 3 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 3 3 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0

 

George Waterfield - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1926-27 1 0 1 0 3 3 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0
BC All 1 0 1 0 3 3 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 1 0 3 3 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 3 3 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0

 

George Waterfield - Match History
 

 Club: Burnley F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

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

Age 25
1 152 12 February 1927 - Wales 3 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD Start lb

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