George Edwards (footballer, born 1918)

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George Robert Edwards (1 April 1918 – 21 January 1993)[1] was an English professional footballer who is best known for his career with Aston Villa. His playing position was a striker.

Born in Great Yarmouth, Edwards played for Norwich City before signing for Aston Villa.[2]

Edwards played 122 games for Villa during World War II, scoring 93 goals,[1] and was part of the team that won the Football League War Cup in 1944.[3] He also made wartime guest appearances for Birmingham, Chelmsford, Coventry City, Northampton Town, Norwich City, Walsall, Wrexham, Nottingham Forest, Notts County, West Bromwich Albion, Leicester City and Worcester City.[1]

He later moved to Bilston United before retiring from the game.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "George Edwards's AVFC stats". Jörn Mårtensson. Retrieved 26 August 2007. 
  2. ^ a b George Edwards at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  3. ^ "Aston Villa's Wartime League Cup Final". Retrieved 26 February 2018.