Lal Hilditch

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Lal Hilditch
Personal information
Full name George Clarence Hilditch
Date of birth (1894-06-02)2 June 1894
Place of birth Hartford, England
Date of death 31 October 1977(1977-10-31) (aged 83)
Playing position Outside left
Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
19??–19?? Hartford ? (?)
19??–19?? Witton Albion ? (?)
1915–1916 Altrincham 17 (18)
1916–1932 Manchester United 301 (7)
Teams managed
1926–1927 Manchester United (player-manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

George Clarence "Lal" Hilditch (2 June 1894 – 31 October 1977), also known as Clarrie Hilditch, was an English footballer, and is the only person ever to have been simultaneously a player and the manager at Manchester United.

Hilditch was born in Hartford, Cheshire, and began his playing career with Hartford, before playing for Witton Albion and Altrincham. He joined Manchester United as an outside left, but soon changed to his favoured half back position. In 1926, after John Chapman was suspended for unknown reasons, Hilditch took over the manager's job for the rest of the year in addition to his playing duties.

During his United career, he played 322 league games scoring 7 league goals. He retired in 1932, without winning any medals with the club.

Mangerial statistics[edit]

Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Manchester United England October 1926 April 1927 30 9 7 14 30.00

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jack Mew
Manchester United captain
1919–1922
Succeeded by
Frank Barson