George Hicks (footballer)

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George Hicks
Personal information
Full name George Wolstenholme Hicks
Date of birth (1902-04-30)30 April 1902
Place of birth Salford, England
Playing position Outside left
Youth career
Salford Lads Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Manchester Central
1923–1928 Manchester City 123 (40)
1928–1932 Birmingham 76 (18)
1932 Manchester United 0 (0)
1932–1933 Bristol Rovers 0 (0)
1933 Swindon Town 4 (0)
1933–1934 Rotherham United 28 (6)
1934–19?? Manchester North End
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

George Wolstenholme Hicks (30 April 1902 – after 1934) was an English professional footballer who played as an outside left. He made 231 appearances in the Football League.[1]

Born in Salford, Hicks joined Manchester City in November 1923.[2] He played for them in the 1926 FA Cup Final and contributed to them winning the Second Division championship in the 1927–28 season.[3] He signed for First Division club Birmingham in October 1928, and scored 12 league goals in what remained of that season. Early in the 1930–31 season he sustained a serious knee injury.[2] Though he attempted a comeback twelve months later, playing and scoring against Blackpool in September 1931, that game marked the end of his Birmingham career.[4] He moved to Manchester United in January 1932,[2] but left for Bristol Rovers later that year without having featured for the first team. A further year later, again without playing League football,[1] he joined Swindon Town, for whom he played four matches[5] before moving to his last Football League club, Rotherham United, where he missed only three games in the remainder of the 1933–34 season.[3]


  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 123. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 97. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ a b "A–Z Past Players (Pre-1939)". Rotherham United F.C. Archived from the original (DOC) on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Matthews, p. 174.
  5. ^ "George Hicks". Retrieved 9 April 2008.