Eastham OBE, George

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George Eastham OBE

George Eastham OBE

Clubs played for: Ards, Newcastle United, Arsenal, Stoke City, Cleveland Stokers (loan) , Hellenic (1953-1976)

Born: 1936

Birthplace: Blackpool, Lancashire


Position: nside forward/Midfielder

Biography: Created history when he took his club, Newcastle to court in 1961 when they refused to let him leave - thus the freedom of contract clause was introduced. Became manager at Stoke City. Awarded the O.B.E. in 1975. Emigrated to Johannesburg, to run his own sportswear business and retained links with the UK as Vice President of the Arsenal Supporters Club in South Africa!( League Cup winners medal in 1972)

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Eastham OBE It should be noted that not only did George receive a league cup winners medal in 1972, he did score the winning goal
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