George Elliott (English footballer)

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George Elliott
Personal information
Full name George Washington Elliott[1]
Date of birth (1889-01-07)7 January 1889
Place of birth Sunderland, England
Date of death 1948 (aged 58–59)
Playing position Centre forward / Inside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
? Redcar Crusaders ?
? South Bank ?
1909–1925 Middlesbrough 344 (203)
National team
1913–1920 England 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

George Washington Elliott (7 January 1889 – 1948[1]) was a football player for Middlesbrough and England during the early 20th century.

On 3 May 1909, he signed for Middlesbrough. He played his first few games at inside right, but later converted to a centre-forward.[2] He also won three England caps.[1]

He was top scorer in the Division One during the 1913–14 season with 31 goals, and (as of 1989) held the club record for most goals in a single match, with 11 for the Reserves in a 14–1 win over Houghton Rovers. He was top scorer during seven out of nine of Boro's peacetime seasons from 1910–11.[2]

His last appearance was against Southampton in 1924–25[2] after which he retired, and resumed his job as a cargo superintendent at Middlesbrough docks. In total he made 344 League appearances for Middlesbrough, scoring on 203 occasions.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Soccerdata. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b c "Heroes: George Elliott 1909–25". History. Middlesbrough Official Site. Retrieved 22 August 2010. [permanent dead link]

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