George O'Brien (footballer)

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George O'Brien
Personal information
Date of birth (1935-11-22) 22 November 1935 (age 78)
Place of birth Dunfermline, Scotland
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
Blairhall Colliery
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1957 Dunfermline Athletic 93 (25)
1957–1959 Leeds United 44 (6)
1959–1966 Southampton 244 (154)
1966 Leyton Orient 17 (3)
1966–1968 Aldershot 41 (8)
Total 439 (196)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

George O'Brien (born 22 November 1935) is a retired Scottish footballer who played as an inside forward.

Football career[edit]

He began his career with Blairhall Colliery before becoming a professional with Scottish Football League club Dunfermline Athletic in 1952.[1] He spent five years with Dunfermline, scoring 25 league goals in 93 appearances. In 1957, he moved to England to play for Leeds United in the Football League. He was transferred to Southampton in 1959, having scored six times in 44 appearances during his time at Elland Road.[1]

O'Brien spent six years at The Dell, scoring 154 league goals in 244 matches.[1] He left Southampton in March 1966,[2] spending a few months with Leyton Orient before moving on to Aldershot in December 1966, where he finished his playing career.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "George O'Brien". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (2003). In That Number – A post-war chronicle of Southampton FC. Hagiology. pp. 558–559. ISBN 0-9534474-3-X. 

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