George Ashall

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George Ashall
Personal information
Full name George Henry Ashall
Date of birth (1911-09-29)29 September 1911
Place of birth Killamarsh, Derbyshire, England
Date of death May 1998
Place of death Wolverhampton, England
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Brodsworth Colliery
Upton Colliery
Frickley Colliery
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1935–1938 Wolverhampton Wanderers 84 (14)
1938–1947 Coventry City 62 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

George Henry Ashall (29 September 1911 – May 1998) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Coventry City.

Career[edit]

Ashall became a coalminer upon leaving school but showed an interest in football, playing for several colliery football teams and having also had a trial at Huddersfield Town. He joined Wolverhampton Wanderers to become a professional player in August 1935, and made his league debut on 4 March 1936, scoring in 1–0 win over Grimsby Town.

He was a first choice player over his two full seasons at Molineux, making 94 appearances in total and scoring 19 goals. His form won him a place in a Football League XI that faced the Scottish League in September 1937.

He moved to Coventry City in 1938, remaining on their books for almost a decade, but with the suspension of league football due to war limiting his appearances. He also guested for Northampton Town during this period before returning to his parent club when football resumed. In September 1947, he suffered a career-ending injury against West Bromwich Albion.

He died in May 1998.

References[edit]

  • Matthews, Tony (2008). Wolverhampton Wanderers: The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-632-3.