George Wall

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George Wall
Personal information
Date of birth (1885-02-20)20 February 1885
Place of birth Boldon Colliery, County Durham, England
Date of death 1962 (aged 76–77)
Place of death Manchester, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Outside left
Youth career
000?–1901 Boldon Royal Rovers
1901–1903 Whitburn
1903 Jarrow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1903–1906 Barnsley 75 (24)
1906–1919 Manchester United 287 (89)
1919–1921 Oldham Athletic 74 (12)
1921–1922 Hamilton Academical ? (?)
1922–1923 Rochdale 30 (1)
1923–1926 Ashton National ? (?)
1926–1927 Manchester Ship Canal ? (?)
National team
1907–1913 England 7 (2)
000?–? The Football League XI 5 (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

George Wall (20 February 1885 – 1962) was an English football player.

Born in Boldon Colliery, County Durham, Wall started his career with Boldon Royal Rovers, and played for Whitburn and Jarrow before joining Barnsley in 1903. In almost three years with Barnsley, Wall scored 24 league goals at a rate of almost one goal in every three games. In 1906, he transferred to Manchester United, who helped win the 1908 and 1911 league titles, as well as the 1909 FA Cup. He left the club in 1915 because of World War I, and joined Oldham Athletic after the war in 1919.

During the First World War George Wall served in the Black Watch Regiment. After the war he was sold to Oldham Athletic for £200. While at Manchester United he had scored 89 goals in 287 league games. He then played for two seasons with Oldham, before travelling north of the border to Hamilton Academical. He returned to England to play for Rochdale a year later, but dropped out of league football in 1923, playing for Ashton National and Manchester Ship Canal. He retired in 1927.

Wall also won seven caps for England, scoring two goals.

He died in Manchester, aged 77, in April 1962.



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