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George Meek

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Position Right winger
Born 15 Feb 1934, Glasgow (Scotland)
Height 160 cm
Weight 66 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Hamilton Academical 01 Jun 1951 01 Aug 1952      
Leeds United 01 Aug 1952 01 Aug 1960 199 19 £7000
Walsall 01 Jan 1954   44 6 on loan
Leicester City 01 Aug 1960 01 Jul 1961 13 0  
Walsall 01 Jul 1961 01 Jun 1965 128 22  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1952 - 1953 285 1  0  0  0 
1954 - 1955 101 0  0  0  0 
1955 - 1956 261 0  0  0  0 
1956 - 1957 403 1  0  0  0 
1957 - 1958 404 1  0  0  0 
1958 - 1959 181 0  0  0  0 
1959 - 1960 334 1  0  0  0 
Total 19519 4  0  0  0 

Jabba's Comments

Scottish winger who proved to be equally good on either side of the park. Signed from Hamilton at the age of 18, he spent a season at Leeds before moving to Walsall on loan for the duration of his National Service. Was a fairly peripheral figure when Leeds won promotion back to Division 1, but was a fixture in the side over the next couple of seasons. After a season at Leicester he returned to Walsall before dropping down to non-league football in the mid-1960s.

Neil Thompson says: We played against the Leeds United old boys in 1996, and the main topic of conversation was the miniature bandy-legged 59 year-old who played out wide for the old boys. This was Georgie Meek, who was then a postman in the Walsall area. He was marked that night by a very fit 6 ft 2 inch 21 year old policeman, who still has nightmares about the little jock fella. Everybody turned up wanting to see Peter Lorimer and his crew, everybody went away talking about Georgie Meek. Amazingly, at least 30,000 people in the pub that night claimed to have seen him play "in his hey day". Now that's football.

Nigel Richards says: my father david richards played football with george in the army between 1953 & 1955 they were based in Bordon Aldershot he'd love to get in touch with george,if there is some way of getting his address or phone number he would be very grateful.others playing at the time were jim clugstone(portsmouth fc)+Gordon evans(blackpool fc)

ian lee says: good morning - George was my late Father's best friend; he and his wife Pauline still live in Walsall. If anyone wants his contact details please phone me on 01132-****** (jabba says - phone number removed for obvious reasons - available on request via me).

Phil Evans says: Unless anybody knows he lives in Rushall and although I know the name of the street he lives in I will not divulge it here. I did see George about a month ago (May 2004) when he was pointed out to me by a chap I was visiting.

Simmy M says: I also played against George Meek when he turned out for LUFC Old Boys in the early 90's. They used to use our pitch at Yorkshire Copper Works (RIP) and we played them a couple of times. I was about 24 years old and fit but he gave me a right old lesson. Nutmegged me a few times too, the old goat. Good on you George, I learned to respect decent full backs after that.

Mike says: I remember going to watch Stourbridge Town FC many years ago ( I think towards the end part of the 60's) and Georgie Meek played there for a short time. If I'm correct he played alongside Chic Bates. Robin Whetnall.Clive Watson.Reg Everton. The one thing I do remember was his utter professionalism. His skill set him apart from the "week-end" players, and his ability to hit a ball so hard I had only ever seen before from Bobby Charlton. What an incredible player in such a small package !!!


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