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George Wall

George Wall

Clubs played for: Boldon Royal Rovers, Whitburn, Jarrow, Barnsley, Manchester United, Oldham Athletic, Hamilton Academical, Rochdale, Ashton National, Manchester Ship Canal (1901-1927)

Born: 1885

Birthplace: Boldon Colliery, County Durham

Died: 1962

Position: Outside-left

Biography: Signed for a bargain 175, he was one of the great Outside-lefts, pre-Great War. He scored the first of his 98 goals on his debut. Very fast and tricky, he was a key player in the two League successes and an FA Cup Final victory. He was sold to Oldham for 200 after the war, when he was a sergeant in the Black Watch. The England international worked on Manchester's Docks for many years after his retirement, and died in 1962, aged 77.

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