George Benson (footballer)

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George Benson
Personal information
Full name George Herdman Benson[1]
Date of birth (1893-06-26)26 June 1893[1]
Place of birth Garstang, England[1]
Date of death 19 December 1974(1974-12-19) (aged 81)[1]
Place of death Banks, Lancashire, England[1]
Playing position Left-winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Accrington Stanley
Blackburn Rovers
Stalybridge Celtic
Queen's Park Rangers
1924 Port Vale 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

George Herdman Benson (26 June 1893 – 19 December 1974) was an English footballer who played as a winger in the Football League for Accrington Stanley, Blackburn Rovers, Stalybridge Celtic, Queen's Park Rangers, and Port Vale; he also played in the Lancashire Combination for Chorley.

Playing career[edit]

Benson played for Accrington Stanley, Blackburn Rovers, Stalybridge Celtic and Queen's Park Rangers, before joining Port Vale on a one-month trial in February 1924.[1] He appeared at The Old Recreation Ground in a 2–0 defeat to Bristol City in a Second Division match on 9 February, and failed to impress.[1] He was not kept on at the club, and instead joined Lancashire Combination club Chorley.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 26. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.