George Ratcliffe (footballer)

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George Ratcliffe
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Personal information
Date of birth 1877
Place of birth Hanley, England
Playing position Left Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Crewe Alexandra
?–1900 Grimsby Town
1900–1902 West Ham United 41 (14)
1902–? Doncaster Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

George Radcliffe (1877 - after 1902) was an English former footballer.

Club career[edit]

Radcliffe played his early football in the North Staffordshire League. His football skills resulted in him being signed by Crewe Alexandra. Later he had spells at Sheffield United and Grimsby Town.

In 1900, Arnold Hills decided to bring in some experienced players to his new West Ham side. He played in 17 games in his first season, bagging 4 goals. Three of those coming in the last two matches of the season. The 1901-02 season was a big improvement and he ended up as joint top scorer with Billy Grassam, scoring 10 times in 24 games. At the end of the season Radcliffe was transferred to Doncaster Rovers.