George Bourne (footballer)

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George Bourne
Personal information
Full name George Fredrick Bourne[1]
Date of birth 5 March 1932[1]
Place of birth Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, England[1]
Date of death 7 October 2004(2004-10-07) (aged 72)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Middleport County School
Park Road Youth Club
Burslem Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1956 Stoke City 100 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

George Fredrick Bourne (5 March 1932 – 7 October 2004) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Stoke City.[1]

Career[edit]

Bourne was an amateur at local club Burslem Albion before he signed a professional contract at Stoke City.[1] He transferred from a centre forward into a defender and became a useful player in the Second Division however after exactly 100 League appearances Bourne suffered a badly broken leg and consequently had to retire.[1] The club paid him £855 in compensation and also gave him a Testimonial match in 1957.[1] He later ran his own window cleaning business before his death in 2004.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City[1] 1952–53 20 0 0 0 20 0
1953–54 42 1 3 0 45 1
1954–55 28 0 6 0 34 0
1955–56 10 0 0 0 10 0
Career Total 100 1 9 0 109 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 

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