George Blackburn (footballer born 1899)

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George Blackburn
Personal information
Full name George Fredrick Blackburn
Date of birth (1899-08-03)3 August 1899
Place of birth Halifax, England
Date of death 7 March 1957(1957-03-07) (aged 57)
Place of death Cheltenham, England
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1920–1926 Aston Villa 133 (1)
1926–1931 Cardiff City 115 (1)
1931–1932 Mansfield Town 14 (0)
1932–? Cheltenham Town ? (?)
National team
1924 England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

George Fredrick Blackburn (3 August 1899 in Willesden Green – 7 March 1957 in Cheltenham) was a football player in the early years of professional football in England. He started his career at Hampstead Town now known as Hendon. He signed for Villa as an amateur in December 1920 and after playing over 100 games left the club in June 1926 in a swap deal which saw Joe Nicholson join Villa and Blackburn join Cardiff City. He made his debut for Cardiff in a 4-3 defeat to Burnley and went on to establish himself in the side, although he was not included in the squad when the side won the FA Cup in 1927. His only goal for the club came in February 1930 when he scored against Blackpool during a 4-2 win. He left the club in 1931, along with Harry Wake, to join Mansfield Town. He later went to play and coach Cheltenham Town

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Cardiff City

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