George Curtis (footballer, born 1939)
|Date of birth||5 May 1939|
|Place of birth||Dover, England|
|Snowdown Colliery Welfare|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Curtis was born in Dover, Kent, and resided in the village of Aylesham, Kent in the Kent Coalfield. He started his career with the nearby Snowdown Colliery Welfare before signing for Coventry City in October 1955. As club captain, the centre-half led the Sky Blues from the Fourth Division to the First. He left in December 1969, having played a then club record 487 league games, a record now held by Steve Ogrizovic, and scoring 11 goals.
After retirement as a player, Curtis became Commercial Manager at Coventry City in July 1974 and then Managing Director in September 1983. He managed the club between April 1986 and May 1987. He and John Sillett led Coventry to victory in the 1987 FA Cup Final.
- "George Curtis". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 14 November 2009.
- "Hall of Fame". Coventry City F.C. 29 May 2007. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2009.
- "Club History". Coventry City F.C. 26 June 2008. Retrieved 14 November 2009.
- "Coventry City | Club | History | History | Hall of Fame". 22 July 2012. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
- Coventry stats and photo at Sporting Heroes
- George Curtis at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
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