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George McNestry

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Position Right winger
Born 07 Jan 1908, Chopwell (England)
Height 175 cm
Weight 76 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Bradford Park Avenue 01 Jun 1926 01 Jun 1927      
Doncaster Rovers 01 Jun 1927 30 Nov 1928      
Leeds United 30 Nov 1928 01 Nov 1929 3 0  
Sunderland 01 Nov 1929 01 Aug 1930      
Luton Town 01 Aug 1930 31 May 1932      
Bristol Rovers 31 May 1932 01 Jun 1935      
Coventry City 01 Jun 1935        

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1928 - 1929 3  0  0  0  0 
Total 3  0  0  0  0 

Jabba's Comments

George McNestry was a club-hopping winger from County Durham who only appeared in three games for Leeds. His main success came at Coventry, where he found a regular first team place in the side that pipped Luton for the Division 3 (South) title in 1936.

Richard Beck says: I was surfing the web. Your site interested me, as George was one of our family, as Alice his mother and my Mam were sisters as far as I can remember, Tom his father was one of the family who lived in Blackhall Mill at the Burn, I was born in Chopwell in 1921, another of his family ran the top club in Chopwell for years and still lives in the village, also another brother played goal for the Institute. Funny enough I never met George, but I heard about him from Dad. There are still some still alive in Chopwell. Sorry I could not be more specific.

Anne Errington says: my father Bill was George McNestry's brother. There are still a nephew and niece of George in Chopwell.

Tommy Dickinson says: My mother was Alice McNestry We lived at 16 blyth st Chopwell before we moved to 2 north terrace My mother used to talk about him.Ilive in St,Louis. USA and my sister lives in Leicester.Kate was the one who ran the Top Club

Andrea Stoddart (Reynolds) says: My grandfather Arthur Westell (married Kate McNestry-top club Chopwell),was the one who got George started in football. My grandfather played semi-professional football for Willington, Crook-wonder if anyone knows anything about that. After that he 'ran the lines' for at Sunderland. He took George all over for football trials. He was very proud of George, I have a clock that George bought my grandparents as a 'thank you'. Have 2 photographs of George in his 'football' gear. George's parents were called Joseph and Mary Ann

Molly McNestry says: George McNestry was my grandpa I only met him a couple times, because I live in Canada. I never saw him play football either but my dad always tells me stories about him. This is Molly again my dad also has all of Georges medals from back in the day. I am 14 and live in Canada so that is why I never really new George that well. My dad (John McNestry) is 61 and was George's only son. George had one girl too, Margaret.


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