George Meek

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George Meek
Personal information
Full name George Jackson Meek[1]
Date of birth (1934-02-15)15 February 1934
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 16 March 2018(2018-03-16) (aged 84)
Place of death Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Playing position Left winger
Youth career
Thorniewood United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1952 Hamilton Academical 15 (0)
1952–1960 Leeds United 195 (19)
1953–1955Walsall (loan) 44 (6)
1960–1961 Leicester City 13 (0)
1961–1965 Walsall 128 (22)
Dudley Town
Total 395 (47)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

George Jackson Meek (5 February 1934 – 16 March 2018) was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a left winger. Active in both Scotland and England, Meek made nearly 400 league appearances in a career which lasted from 1951 to 1965, scoring nearly 50 goals.

Career[edit]

Born in Glasgow, Meek began his career with Junior side Thorniewood United. After turning professional in 1951, Meek played for Hamilton Academical, Leeds United, Walsall and Leicester City, before playing non-league football with Dudley Town.[2][3]

He died on 16 March 2018, aged 84.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George Meek". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  2. ^ George Meek at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  3. ^ "Leeds Fans". Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Former Leeds United winger George Meek dies aged 84". Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  5. ^ George Meek