George Lorimer (rugby league)

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George Lorimer
George E(dward). Lorimer - Manningham.jpg
Baines memorial card featuring George E. Lorimer
Personal information
Full nameGeorge Edward Lorimer
Bornsecond ¼ 1872
Bradford district, England
Died8 February 1897 (aged 24)
Bradford district, England
Playing information
PositionFullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1895–≤97 Manningham FC ≥35 ≥106
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1895–≤86 Yorkshire 5
Source: [1]

George Lorimer (birth registered second ¼ 1872[2] – 8 February 1897[3]) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1890s. He played representative level rugby league (RL) for Yorkshire, and at club level for Manningham FC, as a fullback, i.e. number 1, Prior to Tuesday 27 August 1895, Manningham was a rugby union club, it then became a rugby league club, and since Friday 29 May 1903 it has been the association football (soccer) club Bradford City.

Background[edit]

George Lorimer's birth was registered in Bradford district, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, he died aged 24 of typhoid fever in Bradford district, West Riding of Yorkshire, his funeral took place at Heaton Baptist Church, hundreds of people walked alongside the horse-drawn hearse, and an estimated 8,000 people lined the streets from Manningham to Heaton.[4]

Playing career[edit]

Championship appearances[edit]

George Lorimer played in Manningham FC's victory in the Championship during the 1895–96 season.[5]

Club career[edit]

George Lorimer was the joint top points scorer, along with Cooper of Bradford FC, with 106-points during the 1895–96 season.

Change of Code[edit]

Manningham converted from the rugby union code to the rugby league code on Tuesday 27 August 1895, consequently, he may have been both a rugby union and rugby league footballer for Manningham.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Death details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Who's Who In Heaton Graveyard". flickr.com. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Manningham Championship Team 1896". wikimedia.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.

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