George Flowers (footballer)

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George Flowers
Personal information
Full name George Alfred Flowers
Date of birth (1907-05-07)7 May 1907
Place of birth Darlaston, Staffordshire, England
Date of death July 1991 (aged 84)
Place of death Rochdale, England
Playing position Half back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
−1927 Edlington Colliery Welfare
1927–1935 Doncaster Rovers 149 (7)
1935–1937 Bradford Park Avenue
1937–1939 Tranmere Rovers 45 (1)
1939–1940 Rochdale
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

George Alfred Flowers[1] (7 May 1907 – July 1991) was an English footballer, born in Darlaston, Staffordshire. He played as a half back in the Football League between 1929 and 1940.

He first played for Edlington Colliery Welfare before being picked up by Doncaster Rovers in 1927 where he spent most of his professional career with 161 total appearances.[2] He later played for Bradford Park Avenue, Tranmere Rovers and Rochdale.[3]

One nephew, Ron Flowers, played for England (1955–1966) and Wolverhampton Wanderers (1952–1967)[3] and Ron's brother, John Flowers, played for Doncaster, Stoke City and Port Vale.[4]

He died in Rochdale[5] in 1991.[2]

Honours[edit]

Doncaster Rovers

Champions 1934–35

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Births registered in April, May, June 1907 FLE−FLO". free bmd. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Bluff, Tony (2011). Donny:Doncaster Rovers F.C. The Complete History (1879–2010). Yore Publications. ISBN 978 0 9569848 3 8. 
  3. ^ a b c "The Encyclopedia of British Football George Flowers". Spartacus Educational. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Sherwin, Phil (15 October 2011). "Sam's late strike sees Vale in to next round". The Sentinel: The Way We Were. p. 16. 
  5. ^ a b "George Flowers". Ancestry.co.uk. Retrieved 8 July 2013.