George Heywood

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George Heywood
Personal information
Full name George Heywood[1]
Date of birth (1907-01-12)12 January 1907
Place of birth Clayton, Manchester, England[1]
Date of death 7 September 1985(1985-09-07) (aged 78)[1]
Place of death Guernsey, United Kingdom[1]
Playing position Full-back
Youth career
South Salford Lads
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1928–1930 Manchester City 0 (0)
1930–1935 Altrincham
1935–1936 Port Vale 23 (0)
1936–1937 Southport 14 (0)
Hyde United
Northwich Victoria
Stalybridge Celtic
Altrincham
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

George Heywood (12 January 1907 – 7 September 1985) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Port Vale and Southport.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Heywood played for South Salford Lads (in two spells), Manchester City and Altrincham, before joining Port Vale for a £250 fee in November 1935.[1] His debut came in a 9–2 defeat to Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.[1] Despite the heavy loss he remained he a regular for the rest of the season, making 21 appearances as the "Valiants" were relegated out of the Second Division.[1] He lost his place soon into the next season however and was transferred to Third Division North rivals Southport in November 1936.[1] He later played for Hyde United, Northwich Victoria and Stalybridge Celtic, before returning to Altrincham.[1]

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from George Heywood profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1935–36 Second Division 21 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
1935–36 Third Division North 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 23 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
Southport 1936–37 Third Division North 14 0 2 0 0 0 16 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 135. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 123. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6.