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George Milburn

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George and Jack Milburn - click for larger image

Position Right back
Born 24 Jun 1910, Ashington (England)
Height 177 cm
Weight 82 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Leeds United 01 Mar 1928 31 Mar 1937 166 1  
Chesterfield 31 Mar 1937 01 Jun 1948 105 16  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1928 - 1929 5  0  0  0  0 
1929 - 1930 1  0  0  0  0 
1930 - 1931 22  3  0  0  0 
1931 - 1932 12  0  0  0  0 
1932 - 1933 42  4  0  0  0 
1933 - 1934 37  1  0  0  0 
1934 - 1935 171 0  0  0  0 
1935 - 1936 5  0  0  0  0 
1936 - 1937 16  1  0  0  0 
1943 - 1944 3  0  0  0  0 
Total 1571 9  0  0  0 
Total (inc war years) 1601 9  0  0  0 

Jabba's Comments

There must be something in the water up in Ashington: George Milburn, like his brothers Jack, Jim and Stan, was an excellent full-back - and with cousin Jackie and nephews Jack and Bobby Charlton also rather well-known, there's obviously something genetic involved too. George joined Leeds in 1928 and became a regular in the side. He partnered his older brother Jack on 153 occasions: in 1932-33 both brothers appeared in every league and cup game, and the following season they almost managed to repeat the feat. The arrival of Bert Sproston towards the end of 1933 gave George some competition for the right-back berth, and after the 1933-34 season he only made the occasional appearance for the first team - but did captain the reserve team to the Central League title in 1937 before departing for Chesterfield. He did return to Leeds to play 3 games during the war, but in harness with brother Stan served the Spireites until well after the end of the war. At Leeds, brother Jack had been the penalty taker, and George had to defer to his older brother. But at Chesterfield he took on the spot kick duties - and scored 3 from the spot in a single game. When he retired from playing, he took up the post of assistant manager and remained in Chesterfield until his death in 1980.


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