George Shaw (footballer, born 1899)

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George Shaw
Personal information
Full name George Edward Shaw
Date of birth 13 October 1899
Place of birth Swinton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Date of death 10 March 1973(1973-03-10) (aged 73)
Place of death Doncaster, England
Playing position Full back
Youth career
Rossington Main Colliery
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1920–1922 Gillingham 3 (0)
1922–1924 Doncaster Rovers 64 (6)
1924–1927 Huddersfield Town 29 (0)
1927–1938 West Bromwich Albion 393 (11)
1938–1939 Stalybridge Celtic
1939–1948 Worcester City
1948–1951 Floriana
National team
1932 England 1 (0)
Teams managed
1938–1939 Stalybridge Celtic
1939–1948 Worcester City
1948–1951 Floriana
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

George Edward Shaw (born 13 October 1899) was an English professional footballer who played for Doncaster Rovers, Gillingham, Huddersfield Town, West Bromwich Albion, Stalybridge Celtic, Worcester City and Floriana.

Shaw played for Gillingham for two seasons before moving back home up north to Doncaster to play for his local club Doncaster Rovers.

In a season which saw Doncaster become runners up in the Midland League and win the Wharncliffe Charity Cup, Shaw scored 6 league goals, 5 of them penalties, plus one penalty in the cup rounds.[1] The following season, 1923–24, Rovers were selected for promotion back to the Football League for the first time since 1905. In their first match of the season Shaw managed to send his penalty kick into the stand, thus missing out on scoring their first return goal and failing to win the match.[1] His last match for Doncaster was at Walsall on 26 January 1924,[1] after which he transferred to Huddersfield Town to play in their first of three successive First Division Championship seasons.

He was the elder brother of Wilf Shaw, who also played full back for Doncaster Rovers, until he was killed in action in World War II.[1]


Doncaster Rovers
Huddersfield Town

runners up: 1926–27

West Bromwich Albion
Floriana F.C.


  1. ^ a b c d e Bluff, Tony (2011). Donny:Doncaster Rovers F.C. The Complete History (1879−2010). Yore Publications. ISBN 978 0 9569848 3 8. 
  2. ^ "England – Midland League". Dinant Abbink and RSSSF 2006/08. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 

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