George Knight (footballer)

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George Knight
Personal information
Full name George Rollinson Knight
Date of birth (1921-05-12)12 May 1921
Place of birth Bolton, England
Date of death 24 August 2011(2011-08-24) (aged 90)
Place of death Birmingham, England
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Holdens Temprance ? (?)
1938–1947 Burnley 9 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

George Knight (12 May 1921 – 24 August 2011) was an English professional footballer who played as an inside forward.

Despite being on the books at Burnley for nine years, he played just nine league games as his career was interrupted by the Second World War.

George played for Burnley's first team at the age of 17 but wartime and a knee injury cut his career short.

He died on 24 August 2011 at the age of 90, by which time he was Burnley's oldest surviving former player.[1]



  • Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888-1939. 
  • George Knight 1921–2011 Obituary at


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