George Bissett (footballer)

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Not to be confused with the Australian rules footballer George Bisset (footballer).
George Bissett
Personal information
Full name George Bissett
Date of birth (1896-01-25)25 January 1896
Place of birth Cowdenbeath, Scotland
Date of death 1946 (age 49 or 50)
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Glencraig Thistle
1914–1915 Third Lanark
1919–1921 Manchester United 40 (10)
1921–1924 Wolverhampton Wanderers 41 (10)
1924 Pontypridd
1924–1926 Southend United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

George Bissett (25 January 1896 – 1946) was a Scottish footballer who played as a forward, most notably for Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Career[edit]

Born in Cowdenbeath, Bissett played for Glencraig Thistle and Third Lanark prior to the First World War in his native Scotland before moving to Manchester United in 1919. He made his Football League debut on 15 November 1919 in a 1–0 loss at Burnley and remained at Old Trafford for two years, scoring 10 goals in 42 appearances.

In November 1921, he transferred to Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he made his debut on 3 December 1921 in a 2–0 win at Port Vale. He remained a first choice player for the remainder of the season, scoring nine times in 29 games. However, the appointment of George Jobey as manager during the 1922–23 season saw Bissett's opportunities decline and he featured only sporadically in that campaign.

He left to join Welsh League club Pontypridd in January 1924, but moved to Southend United four months later before retiring in 1926. He died in 1946.

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