One of only three amateurs to top the scoring charts of any Football League club since 1919, he led Southport’s attack with much distinction in the mid-fifties. As an England Youth International he registered a hat-trick against Ireland and was also capped by the full England Amateur side on a dozen or more occasions – the first Southport-born Amateur International since Jack Rimmer.
He represented Great Britain in the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne. scoring two second half goals in the 9-0 demolition of Thailand. Having played regularly in Liverpool Reserves after his 2 years in the RAF, he made an immediate impact with Southport, scoring on his debut at Barrow and amassing 22 goals in all in 1955-56 – his arrival coincided with a dramatic improvement in the club’s fortunes. He scored a first half hat-tick at Bradford to give Southport their first ever League win at Park Avenue and his best effort was 5 goals in Southport’s 6-1 FA Cup win over Ashton United. Latterly his appearances became sporadic and he retired from League football in 1959, first joining Bishop Auckland and then Marine.
A local school teacher throughout his career – first at Churchtown and later at Meols Cop – he was also a useful all-rounder for Southport & Birkdale Cricket Club, before turning to golf.
George passed away on 19th November 2005 in Southport and will be Posthumously inducted into the Southport FC Hall of Fame on 13th November 2021.