George Elliott (footballer, born 1889)

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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]

He spent all of his 'Boro career in the top flight until relegation in his penultimate season made his final season was spent in the second tier. 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 FC Official Site. Retrieved 26 February 2017.

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