George Bourne (footballer)
|Full name||George Fredrick Bourne|
|Date of birth||5 March 1932|
|Place of birth||Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, England|
|Date of death||7 October 2004(aged 72)|
|Middleport County School|
|Park Road Youth Club|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Bourne was an amateur at local club Burslem Albion before he signed a professional contract at Stoke City. 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. The club paid him £855 in compensation and also gave him a Testimonial match in 1957. He later ran his own window cleaning business before his death in 2004.
- George Bourne at Neil Brown stat site