George King (Scottish footballer)

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George King
Personal information
Full name George King
Place of birth Dunblane, Scotland
Date of death 1 July 1916 (aged 46)[1]
Place of death Somme, France[1]
Playing position Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Sunderland Albion
1892–1894 Burnley 33 (2)
Millwall Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

George King was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a wing half in the Football League for Burnley.[2]

Personal life[edit]

King served as a private in the Northumberland Fusiliers during the First World War and was killed on the first day of the Somme in 1916.[3] He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.[1]


  1. ^ a b c,%20GEORGE. Retrieved 3 October 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 164. ISBN 190589161X. 
  3. ^ "George King - Service Record - Football and the First World War".