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George Ainsley

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Position Centre forward
Born 15 Apr 1915, South Shields (England)
Height 182 cm
Weight 82 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Blackpool          
Liverpool          
Southport          
Sunderland 01 Apr 1932 01 Aug 1936 4 0 £2500
Bolton Wanderers 01 Aug 1936 16 Dec 1936 7 0 £0
Leeds United 16 Dec 1936 01 Nov 1947 97 33 £0
Bradford Park Avenue 01 Nov 1947   44 29  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1936 - 1937 135 1  0  0  0 
1937 - 1938 266 2  0  0  0 
1938 - 1939 206 0  0  0  0 
1939 - 1939 2  0  0  0  0 
1939 - 1940 0  0  0  0  1 
1940 - 1941 31 0  0  0  0 
1941 - 1942 92 0  0  0  0 
1942 - 1942 6  0  0  0  0 
1942 - 1943 62 0  0  0  0 
1943 - 1943 1  0  0  0  0 
1944 - 1944 1010 0  0  0  0 
1945 - 1946 2820 22 0  0  0 
1946 - 1947 2811 11 0  0  0 
1947 - 1948 22 0  0  0  0 
Total 9130 63 0  0  0 
Total (inc war years) 15465 63 0  0  1 

Jabba's Comments

A decent centre-forward from the North-East who was coming into his own at Leeds and went on the FA tour of South Africa in 1939. The war intervened, and he guested for a variety of clubs (Blackpool, Liverpool and Southport) before returning to Leeds at the end of hostilities. After moving to Bradford, he got into coaching and worked his way around the world - coaching the Libyan Olympic team among others. He retired and returned once again to Leeds, where he died in April 1985.

Reinier "Dutch" kemeling says: George Ainsley was the greatest coach I've ever had. He coached the US CISM team during 1956 and 1957. We played against Holland, Turkey, Italie and a variety of other matches. He tryly was a great soccer teacher and we all appreciated him very much. His name is mentioned on my web: www.dutchtutchsoccer.com

Johnnie Dale Ainsley says: Hello from a fellow Ainsley in Florida. I arrived at your Web page through the Google search engine. Have a bloody nice day, mate!

Willy W.Nowotny says: George Ainsley was my coach while I was playing with the US Armed Forces Soccer Team in 1955. We all were stadioned in Wiesbaden, Germany.He was a good coach and I enjoyed playing for him while I was on the Team.I do have a good picture of him.

Stan "Tex" DeRidder says: I was a 1956 U.S. Armed Forces Olympic soccer hopeful before a tragic knee injury vs. Army at Westpoint ended my dreams just a few weeks before going to Germany. As a native Belguim, I was stationed at the Sampson Airforce Base in New York and had the honor of assisting coach Ainsley with the other players after my accident. Many years have gone by, but the great memories of those days keep me young. George was a fine person and respected teacher of the game. I long to touch base with any of you who may remember me. Sincerely, Tex Please email me today at: pderidde_at_rochester.rr.com

Morten Blindheim says: Is this the same George Ainsley who was coaching SK Brann of Bergen, Norway in 1955? Does anyone know. We achieved a midtable position in the Premier Group A division, and lost to Asker at home that year in the 4th round in the cup.

Rginald Guillemard says: We had a coach called George Ainsley in Dunkerque (France) at the start of the season 1971/72 in the national division 2. He left in mid-October after problems of booze, it was said. Was it the same George Ainsley?


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