George Haywood

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George Haywood
Personal information
Full name George Haywood
Date of birth (1906-12-11)11 December 1906
Place of birth Coleorton, England
Date of death 25 January 1992(1992-01-25) (aged 85)[1]
Place of death Coalville, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1927–192? Whitwick Imperial
192?–1928 Gresley Rovers
1928–1934 Birmingham 38 (15)
1934–193? Chesterfield 16 (7)
193?–1935 Cradley Heath
1935–1936 Southport 6 (1)
1936–1939 Cradley Heath
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

George Haywood (11 December 1906 – 25 January 1992) was an English professional footballer who played as a centre forward. He made 60 appearances and scored 23 goals in the Football League, playing for Birmingham, Chesterfield and Southport.[2]

Club career[edit]

Haywood was born in Coleorton, Leicestershire. He played for Whitwick Imperial and for Gresley Rovers before joining First Division club Birmingham as a professional in November 1928.[3] He scored twice on his Birmingham debut, in a 3–0 defeat of Manchester City in December 1929,[4] and proved an adequate deputy for England international Joe Bradford, but never established himself as a first-team regular. He went on to spend brief periods with Chesterfield and Southport in the Third Division North and for Cradley Heath in the Birmingham & District League before retiring in 1939.[3] He died in Coalville, Leicestershire, in 1992 at the age of 85.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chesterfield FC: Football League players, 1921 to 2015". cfchistory.com. Stuart Basson. 8 May 2015. Archived from the original (XLS) on 24 July 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 120. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  3. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 96. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  4. ^ Matthews, p. 172.