Paul George (footballer)

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Paul George
Personal information
Full name Paul George
Date of birth (1994-01-27) 27 January 1994 (age 21)
Place of birth Killough, Northern Ireland
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Winger /creative midfielder.
Club information
Current team
Dunfermline Athletic
Youth career
2008–2011 Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 Celtic 0 (0)
2014 Hamilton Academical (loan) 6 (0)
2015- Dunfermline Athletic 4 (0)
National team
2009 Northern Ireland U16 6 (4)
2010 Northern Ireland U17 3 (1)
2011 Republic of Ireland U17 3 (2)
2011–2013 Republic of Ireland U19 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 March 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 October 2011

Paul George (born 27 January 1994) is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a winger for Scottish League One side Dunfermline Athletic.

Career[edit]

George joined the Celtic youth squad in 2008[1] and made his senior debut on 21 September 2011 when he came on as a late substitute in a 2–0 League Cup victory over Ross County.[2] He suffered a broken leg on 7 April 2012, following a challenge by a Rangers player in a U19 Old Firm match. Celtic initially announced that he could be out for between six and eight months following the injury.[3] Despite the injury, his performances over the course of the season saw him win the Under 19 League Player of the Season award.[4]

After recovering from this injury, George joined Scottish Championship club Hamilton Academical on loan in January 2014[5] and made 6 appearances in total.[6] He returned to Celtic at the end of the season but an injury in pre-season training saw George miss a substantial part of the start of season 2014-15.[7] He made a handful of appearances for the Development Side[7] before being released by Celtic in January 2015.[8]

In February 2015, George appeared as a trialist for Dunfermline Athletic in a Fife Cup match against Cowdenbeath.[9] After impressing manager John Potter with his performance, the Pars signed George until the end of the season.[8][10]

International career[edit]

Killough born George started his international career with Northern Ireland, earning three under-17 caps. In 2011, he switched allegiance to the Republic of Ireland earning under-17 and under-19 caps.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 9 March 2015
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Celtic 2011–12 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Hamilton Academical (loan) 2013–14 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Dunfermline Athletic 2014–15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career Total 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 0

Honours[edit]

Celtic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U19s – The Players". Celtic FC. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ross County 0–2 Celtic". BBC Sport. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Paul George injury update". Celtic FC. 8 April 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Clydesdale Bank Premier League awards 2011/12". SPFL. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Celtic midfielder Paul George moves to Hamilton on loan". BBC Sport. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "P. George". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  7. ^ a b McHugh, Joe. "Paul George returns to face Everton" (25 NOVEMBER 2015). Video Celts. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Dunfermline sign Paul George". The Courier. 10 February 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Potter interested in Boy George". dafc.co.uk. 7 February 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "Dunfermline Athletic sign former Celtic winger Paul George until the end of the season". Dunfermline Press. 10 February 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "Northern Ireland anger as Republic picks Celtic's Paul George". Belfast Telegraph. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 

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