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Real Name: George Joseph Bromilow
Normal Position: Centre Forward
Height: 5'9
Weight: 10st 12lbs
Born: 04/12/1930 (Birkdale, Southport)
Died: 19/11/2005 (Southport)

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 50s.

As an England Youth International he registered a hat-trick against Ireland and was also capped by the full England amateur side on the dozen or more occasions, the first Southport born amateur international since Jack Rimmer.

He represented Great Britain in the 1956 Olympic games in Melbourne.

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 a clubs fortunes.

He scored a first-half hat-trick 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 win over Ashton United in the FA Cup.

Latterly his appearances became sporadic and he retired from League football in 1959.

A local school teacher throughout his career, first at Churchtown and later at Meols Cop, he was also a useful all-rounder for Southport and Birkdale Cricket Club, before turning to Golf.

He took too early retirement owing to knee problems, a legacy of his footballing days.




Statistics include the following competitions
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Challenge Cup, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1955/1956 38029
1956/1957 2909
1957/1958 2307
1958/1959 500
Total 95 0 45


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
28/04/1959 LeagueH EXETER CITY 0 - 1
25/04/1959 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 0 - 2
20/04/1959 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 2
18/04/1959 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 1
15/09/1958 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 0 - 3
10/05/1958 Liverpool Senior Cup / FinalH EVERTON 0 - 0
28/04/1958 Liverpool Senior CupA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 1
26/04/1958 LeagueH HULL CITY 1 - 2
23/04/1958 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 3
19/04/1958 LeagueA WREXHAM 0 - 1
16/04/1958 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 0 - 0
31/03/1958 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 4 - 1
19/03/1958 LeagueA DARLINGTON 2 - 1
11/01/1958 LeagueH BURY 2 - 2
04/01/1958 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 0 - 0
28/12/1957 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 - 3
26/12/1957 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 2 - 1
25/12/1957 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 5 - 3
21/12/1957 LeagueH BARROW 0 - 4
14/12/1957 LeagueA HULL CITY 2 - 3
11/12/1957 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1A LIVERPOOL 1 - 2
30/11/1957 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 4
16/11/1957 FA Cup / 1H WIGAN ATHLETIC 1 - 2
05/10/1957 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 2
01/10/1957 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 4
28/09/1957 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 5 - 2
14/09/1957 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 3
10/09/1957 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 0 - 2
11/05/1957 Liverpool Senior CupN EVERTON 1 - 2
29/04/1957 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 1
27/04/1957 LeagueA DERBY COUNTY 0 - 2
24/04/1957 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 1
06/04/1957 LeagueH GATESHEAD 2 - 3
30/03/1957 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 3 - 2
26/03/1957 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 0 - 0
16/03/1957 LeagueA BARROW 1 - 1
09/03/1957 LeagueH HULL CITY 1 - 0
02/03/1957 LeagueA WREXHAM 1 - 1
23/02/1957 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
09/02/1957 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 - 0
02/02/1957 LeagueA YORK CITY 1 - 9
19/01/1957 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
12/01/1957 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 - 4
05/01/1957 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H EVERTON RESERVES 3 - 1
01/01/1957 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 5 - 1
29/12/1956 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 4 - 1
20/10/1956 LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 1
06/10/1956 LeagueH ROCHDALE 0 - 1
29/09/1956 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 2
22/09/1956 LeagueH YORK CITY 1 - 1
18/09/1956 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 1
10/09/1956 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 5
08/09/1956 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 5
30/08/1956 LeagueA SCUNTHORPE UNITED 0 - 1
25/08/1956 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 1
21/08/1956 LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 2 - 2
18/08/1956 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 1 - 3
25/04/1956 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 2
23/04/1956 Liverpool Senior CupA EVERTON 1 - 3
07/04/1956 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 1
02/04/1956 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 5 - 0
31/03/1956 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 0
30/03/1956 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1
17/03/1956 LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 2 - 2
10/03/1956 LeagueA WREXHAM 1 - 2
03/03/1956 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 1
25/02/1956 LeagueA YORK CITY 1 - 0
18/02/1956 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 0 - 0
04/02/1956 LeagueA ROCHDALE 3 - 1
28/01/1956 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 1
21/01/1956 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 3 - 0
02/01/1956 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 1
31/12/1955 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 3 - 0
26/12/1955 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 1
24/12/1955 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 3 - 1
17/12/1955 LeagueH BARROW 2 - 1
14/12/1955 FA Cup / 2RA GRIMSBY TOWN 2 - 3
10/12/1955 FA Cup / 2H GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 0
19/11/1955 FA Cup / 1H ASHTON UNITED 6 - 1
12/11/1955 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 3 - 1
29/10/1955 LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 1
22/10/1955 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 0
18/10/1955 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 - 4
15/10/1955 LeagueH YORK CITY 3 - 3
01/10/1955 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 1 - 5
27/09/1955 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
20/09/1955 LeagueH DARLINGTON 0 - 1
17/09/1955 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 3 - 0
10/09/1955 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 2 - 0
06/09/1955 LeagueH GATESHEAD 2 - 0
03/09/1955 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 4
31/08/1955 LeagueA DERBY COUNTY 0 - 2
27/08/1955 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 1 - 0
23/08/1955 LeagueH DERBY COUNTY 2 - 5
20/08/1955 LeagueA BARROW 2 - 0

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
23/04/1958LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 3
19/03/1958LeagueA DARLINGTON 2 - 1
25/12/1957LeagueA BRADFORD PA 5 - 3
14/12/1957LeagueA HULL CITY 2 - 3
14/09/1957LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 3
30/03/1957LeagueA BRADFORD PA 3 - 2
09/03/1957LeagueH HULL CITY 1 - 0
23/02/1957LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
05/01/1957Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H EVERTON RESERVES 3 - 1
01/01/1957LeagueH BRADFORD PA 5 - 1
18/09/1956LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 1
10/09/1956LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 5
08/09/1956LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 5
07/04/1956LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 1
02/04/1956LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 5 - 0
31/03/1956LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 0
17/03/1956LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 2 - 2
03/03/1956LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 1
25/02/1956LeagueA YORK CITY 1 - 0
04/02/1956LeagueA ROCHDALE 3 - 1
31/12/1955LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 3 - 0
24/12/1955LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 3 - 1
14/12/1955FA Cup / 2RA GRIMSBY TOWN 2 - 3
19/11/1955FA Cup / 1H ASHTON UNITED 6 - 1
12/11/1955LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 3 - 1
22/10/1955LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 0
18/10/1955Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 - 4
15/10/1955LeagueH YORK CITY 3 - 3
27/09/1955LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
17/09/1955LeagueA BRADFORD PA 3 - 0
10/09/1955LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 2 - 0
06/09/1955LeagueH GATESHEAD 2 - 0
20/08/1955LeagueA BARROW 2 - 0

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On This Day: December 4th

Born on this day 1931, the incredible George Bromilow. George scored 43 goals for the Sandgrounders in 86 appearances(all competitions), 28 of those coming in his first season 1955/56. As an amateur footballer at Haig Avenue, he was eligible to be included in the Great Britain squad at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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