|Full name||Liam Brendan George|
|Date of birth||2 February 1979|
|Place of birth||Luton, England|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|2003||St. Patrick's Athletic||7||(0)|
|2005||→ St Albans City (loan)||2||(0)|
|2007||FC United of Manchester||4||(0)|
|Republic of Ireland U21||4||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 November 2007.
Liam Brendan George (born 2 February 1979 in Luton, England) is a footballer who currently plays for Barton Rovers on a part-time basis, having signed for them in 2010. He represented the Republic of Ireland in the Under 18 European Youth Championship.
George's family originates from Saint Lucia (father, Victor) and Church Street, Dublin (mother, Anne). He grew up on Luton's Marsh Farm housing estate and attended Cardinal Newman Catholic High School.
George started his career in football progressing through the youth ranks at Luton Town. He represented his country, the Republic of Ireland, at all youth levels. His career took him from an Under 18 European Youth Championship winner with Ireland to the USL in America within eight years.
Having broken into the Irish youth teams with the likes of Robbie Keane, Richard Dunne and Stephen McPhail, George progressed through the Irish youth teams and the Luton Town reserve team. In July 1998 he represented the Republic of Ireland in the UEFA Under 18 Youth Championships, reaching the final against Germany. The game went to penalties and, with the score at 3–3, George slotted home the winner to make it 4–3.
George's debut came in the 1997–98 season with a 3–0 defeat to Bristol City, however playing time was limited throughout the season's duration. The following season showed more promise and George started as a first team regular, although a broken leg prevented him from playing past the summer months. The 1999–2000 season was a greater success for George, bagging 16 goals. Luton were relegated the following year with George managing seven league goals, two cup goals. Luton were in the Third Division (now Football League Two) for the first time in over 30 years and George stayed at the club on a weekly contract basis. However Luton manager Joe Kinnear purchased a number of players and George struggled to hold down a starting position.
Unsuccessful trials at Leyton Orient, Sheffield United and Gillingham led George to Stevenage Borough. However, after three months at the Conference club with his ex-Luton assistant manager, Wayne Turner, George moved onto Bury on a three-month contract at the start of the following season. Before the end of the 2002–03 season, George had turned out for Boston United and St. Patricks Athletic. York City signed George after a successful trial ahead of the 2003–04 season, however another injury meant George spent more time on the treatment table and York were relegated that year. York manager, Chris Brass did not offer him a new contract and therefore another move was on the cards, this time to Grays Athletic. Before signing for USL First Division side the Atlanta Silverbacks in March 2006, George kitted out for Dunstable Town and AFC Wimbledon.
A far cry from the international success at under-18 level, George found himself thousands of miles from home playing in the United Soccer League, the second division of US soccer, the top tier being Major League Soccer. George scored three goals in 22 games for the Silverbacks before returning to England with Chesham United in November 2006, signing non-contract terms to be able to play competitive football. January 2007 saw him move to Eastleigh again on non-contract terms. This was followed by spells with Hyde United and FC United of Manchester, whom he left in October 2007. George went on to sign for Barton Rovers before he signed for Darran Hay's Hitchin Town in December 2008. After a short spell with Arlesey Town, George rejoined Barton Rovers in 2010.
In August 1998, George suffered a fracture-dislocation of his left ankle following a challenge from Wigan Athletic defender Scott Green. A failed medical in November 2001 saw a move to Colchester United fall through of which he was never given a reason behind the failure. During the 2003–2004 season, George's season was cut short through shin splints of his right calf. He was again injured in the 2004–2005 season with patella tendinitis which saw him sit on the sidelines for 18 months.
- "St Neots Town win but management team 'relieved of their duties'". hunts post. 1 October 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
- "Liam George profile". Luton Town F.C. Retrieved 24 September 2009.
- Graduation 2011" booklet published by University of Salford, July 2011.