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George Ley

George Ley

Clubs played for: Exeter City, Portsmouth, Brighton & Hove Albion, Gillingham, Dallas Tornado, Wichita Wings , Oklahoma City Slickers (1963-1983)

Born: 1946

Birthplace: Exminster

Position: Midfielder/Defender

Biography: Left-back who once topped a poll for best looking footballer, beating off the challenge of other players such as George Best! Originally from Exeter, Ley had joined Pompey from his local club in an £8,000 deal in 1967. Enjoyed five years at Fratton Park and was popular with the fans, although he was pipped to the club's first Player of the Year award by Ray Pointer. Later had a spell as Luton Town's youth coach before emigrating to the United States where he has coached various teams. He had played for a number of US clubs at the tail end of his career and is still there today, living in Austin, Texas and working as Director of Coaching for the Crossfire Soccer Club.


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Ley, George Among many memories of George is that he was the hardest striker of the ball I have ever seen at Fratton Park.
22-05-21 Kelvin Nevill

Ley, George Got roasted by a very young Steve Coppell who was playing for Tranmere Rovers at Gillingham. He still laughs about it now.
15-10-20 Richard Fallaize

Ley, George When George was at Dawlish Secondary school, the games Master Peter Gale arranged a football tour to Southampton. Tere was a competition for keepy-uppies with a football, George had to be stopped as he was doing too many!
04-09-20 David Hill

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