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George Blackburn

Aston Villa FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 3: A 1
100% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  George Frederick Blackburn
Birth 8 March 1899 in Willesden Green, Middlesex [registered in Hendon, June 1899].
Attended Pound Lane School in Willesden.
Baptism 2 April 1899 in Willesden

According to the 1901 census, the two year-old George had a younger sister and two older siblings to George and Kate, living at 40 Sandringham Road in Willesden. His father is a brass finisher.


According to the 1911 census, George now has two more younger brothers, and still living at 40 Sandringham Road with their parents. His father is now a sanitary brass finisher.

  According to the 1921 census, George F. is now a professional footballer (for Aston Villa FC) and is the middle of three children still living at home with their parents still at 40 Sandringham Road.
  According to the 1939 register, George F., is living at 58 Ivyfield Road in the Upper Witton area of Birmingham.
Death 3 July 1957 in Birmingham, aged 58 years 117 days [registered in Birmingham, September 1957].


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &

Playing Career

Club(s) Played football with Willesden schools and represented London schools. Also played for Willesden Juniors FC, as well as Athenian League team, Hampstead Town FC. Joined Aston Villa FC as an amateur in December 1920, turning professional in January 1921. After 133 league appearances, scoring once, he moved on to Cardiff City FC in 1926 in exchange for Joe Nicholson. He scored one more goal, in 115 league appearances. Joined Mansfield Town FC as club captain in June 1931. Joined Cheltenham Town AFC as a player-coach and club captain in July 1932. Also represented both the London FA and Middlesex FA. Retired on 30 June 1934.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1923-24; Welsh Cup winners 1926-27, 1929-30, runners-up 1928-29;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 5' 10½", 12st. 0lbs [1924].


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 474th players (475) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
Only match No. 141, 17 May 1924, France 1 England 3, an end-of-season friendly match at Stade Pershing, Bois de Vincennes, Paris, aged 25 years 60 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Took up various coaching roles after he retired from playing whilst at Cheltenham Town AFC. Moor Green FC, then a trainer for Birmingham FC's youth side from 8 June 1937 to 1946, joining the coaching staff afterwards. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.36.


George Blackburn - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
2 1 0 90 0 0 min 0 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.


George Blackburn - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Away - Friendly 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1


George Blackburn - Match History
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 1 full cap

F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 25
- 140 12 April 1924 - England 1 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HD reserve
1 141 17 May 1924 - France 1 England 3, Stade Pershing, Paris Fr AW Start lh