George Cummins (footballer)

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George Cummins
Personal information
Full name George Patrick Cummins
Date of birth (1931-03-12)12 March 1931
Place of birth Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Date of death 29 November 2009(2009-11-29) (aged 78)
Place of death Southport, England
Playing position Inside-forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1953 Everton 24 (0)
1953–1961 Luton Town 184 (21)
1961–1962 Cambridge City
1962–1965 Hull City 21 (2)
Total 229 (23)
National team
1953–1961 Republic of Ireland 19 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

George Cummins (12 March 1931 – 29 November 2009)[1][2] was an Irish professional footballer.

Cummins was an inside forward who played for St. Patricks Athletic (prior to their joining the League of Ireland) before joining Everton in October 1950. He made just 24 appearances for the Merseyside club and didn't score before moving on to Luton Town in 1953. He went on to become one of Luton's best players over the next eight years, scoring 21 goals in 184 games and playing for them in the 1959 FA Cup Final.

After leaving Luton, Cummins later played for Cambridge City and Hull City.

At international level, Cummins won 19 caps for the Republic of Ireland, scoring five goals. His international debut was on 28 October 1953 in a 4-0 win over Luxembourg at Dalymount Park in a World Cup qualifier.[3] In his second game for his country he scored the winner against the same opposition.[4]

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