George Ritchie (footballer)

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George Ritchie
Personal information
Full name George Thompson Ritchie
Date of birth (1904-01-16)16 January 1904
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 10 September 1978(1978-09-10) (aged 74)
Playing position Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1923–1924 Blackburn Rovers 2 (0)
1924–1928 Falkirk ? (?)
1928–1937 Leicester City 247 (12)
1937–1939 Colchester United 20 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

George Thompson Ritchie (16 January 1904 – 10 September 1978) was a Scottish footballer who played in The Football League as a wing half.


Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Ritchie played as a wing half for English clubs Blackburn Rovers, Leicester City and Colchester United and in Scotland for Fakirk.

He was part of the Leicester City side which finished in the club's highest ever league finish of runners-up in 1928-29. He returned to Leicester's coaching staff under the management of former team-mate Johnny Duncan between 1946–1949.[1]



Leicester City[2][3]
Colchester United[4]


  1. ^ *Smith, Dave & Taylor, Paul: "Of Fossils and Foxes" (ISBN 1905411944).
  2. ^ "Tier One (Premier League) Honours". 
  3. ^ "Tier Two (Championship) Honours". 
  4. ^ "Southern League Honours". 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Colchester United captain
Succeeded by
George Leslie