George Wall

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George Wall
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Personal information
Full name George Wall[1]
Date of birth (1885-02-20)20 February 1885
Place of birth Boldon Colliery, England
Date of death June 1962 (1962-07) (aged 77)[2]
Place of death Manchester, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Outside left
Youth career
0000–1901 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)
1916–1917Cowdenbeath (loan)
1919–1921 Oldham Athletic 74 (12)
1921–1922 Hamilton Academical 34 (6)
1922–1923 Rochdale 30 (1)
1923–1926 Ashton National
1926–1927 Manchester Ship Canal
National team
1907–1913 England 7 (2)
1909–1912 The Football League XI 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

George Wall (20 February 1885 – June 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.[3] In almost three years with Barnsley, Wall scored 24 league goals at a rate of almost one goal in every three games.[3] In 1906, he transferred to Manchester United and helped them win the 1908 and 1911 league titles, as well as the 1909 FA Cup.[3] He left the club in 1915 because of World War I and joined Oldham Athletic after the war in 1919.[3]

During the First World War George Wall served in the Black Watch Regiment.[2] After the war he was sold to Oldham Athletic for £200.[3] While at Manchester United he had scored 98 goals in 316 games.[2] He then played for two seasons with Oldham,[3] before travelling north of the border to Hamilton Academical.[4] 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.[2] He retired in 1927.[2]

Wall also won seven caps for England, scoring two goals.[5]

He died in Manchester, aged 77, in June 1962.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester United[6] 1905-06 6 3 0 0 0 0 63
1906-07381122004013
1907-0836194 32 1 4223
1908-09341160004011
1909-10 32 14 1 0 0 0 33 14
1910-11 26 5 3 1 0 0 29 6
1911-12 33 3 6 1 1 1 40 5
1912-13 36 10 5 2 0 0 41 12
1913-14 29 11 1 0 0 0 30 11
1914-15 17 2 1 0 0 0 18 2
287 8929932 319100

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Manchester United

Cowdenbeath

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 299. ISBN 190589161X.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "George Wall – Manchester United". Football and the First World War. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "George Wall". Spartacus Educational. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  4. ^ "1921/22 – Hamilton Academical Memory Bank". sites.google.com. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "George Wall". 11v11.com. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  6. ^ "THE WEBSITE OF DREAMS". stretfordend.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  7. ^ a b "Cowdenbeath FC – Blue Brazil Online | Cowden | The Beath". www.cowdenbeathfc.com. Retrieved 27 June 2018.