George Heslop

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George Heslop
Personal information
Full name George Wilson Heslop
Date of birth (1940-07-01)1 July 1940
Place of birth Wallsend, England
Date of death 17 September 2006(2006-09-17) (aged 66)
Playing position Centre half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1962 Newcastle United 27 (0)
1962–1965 Everton 10 (0)
1965–1972 Manchester City 162 (1)
1972 Cape Town City (loan) 6 (0)
1972–1973 Bury 37 (0)
Total 242 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

George Heslop (1 July 1940 – 17 September 2006) was an English footballer.

Heslop was a centre half who played for Newcastle United and Everton, before a successful spell at Manchester City between 1965 and 1971, where he made a total of 197 (plus six as substitute) first team appearances scoring three goals. He was an integral member of the team that won the Second Division title (1965/66 season), League Championship, League Cup and the European Cup Winners' Cup. He later played in Cape Town and for Bury.

In retirement, he managed Northwich Victoria for a spell, before becoming landlord of the City Gates public house on Hyde Road. The City Gates was the original Hyde Road Hotel, the location where Ardwick became Manchester City F.C. The venture failed and closed in 1988. Stones from the building currently form part of City's memorial garden at the City of Manchester Stadium.

He died in September 2006 following a short illness.

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