George Stevenson (footballer)

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George Stevenson
Personal information
Full name George Stevenson
Date of birth (1905-04-04)4 April 1905
Place of birth Kilbirnie, Scotland
Date of death 1990 (aged 84–85)
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1923–1939 Motherwell 510 (169)
National team
1927–1934 Scotland 12 (4)
1927–1934 Scottish League XI 10 (2)
Teams managed
1946–1955 Motherwell
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

George Stevenson (4 April 1905 – 1990) was a Scottish association football player and manager, primarily for Motherwell. As a player, he was part of the Motherwell side that won the league championship in 1932, and he made 573 appearances for the club in total.[1] Stevenson was selected 12 times by the Scotland national football team (more times than any other Motherwell player), scoring four goals. Stevenson also represented the Scottish League XI 10 times.[2]

He became Motherwell's manager after the Second World War, and guided them to victory in the 1950 Scottish League Cup Final and runners up in the 1951 Scottish Cup Final as well as winning the 1952 Scottish Cup Final.[1] Motherwell were relegated the following season, however, and despite bringing them straight back up to Division One, Stevenson resigned in 1955 after another difficult season.[1]

His father played for Sunderland in the 1889–90 season, and his brother John played professional football for several English and Scottish clubs.[3]






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  1. ^ a b c Managers, Motherwell F.C. official site.
  2. ^ "Scotland FL Players by Appearances". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Dykes, Garth (2009). Nelson FC in the Football League. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 66. ISBN 978-1-905891-29-0. 

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