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George Eastham

Bolton Wanderers FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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


disciplined: none
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Full name George Richard Eastham
Born 13 September 1913 in Blackpool, Lancashire [registered in Fylde, December 1913].
Married to Ellen M. Bullough [registered in Bolton, June 1936].
Died January 2000 in South Africa, aged 86 years 110-140 days [registered in South Africa].
Height/Weight 5' 8", 10st. 2½lbs [1938].


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

Club Career

Club(s) Played junior football within Blackpool, including Cambridge Juniors FC and South Shore Wednesday FC. Joined Bolton Wanderers FC in 1932, making 114 league appearances, scoring sixteen goals, before he signed for Brentford AFC in June 1937 and made another 69 league appearances, scoring once. Returned to his hometown club, Blackpool FC on 9 November 1938 for £7000, making 44 league appearances, scoring nine goals. Following the war, Eastham joined Swansea Town FC in August 1947 and made fifteen league appearances and then onto Rochdale AFC in June 1948 for just two league appearances. Lincoln City AFC picked up his signature in January 1949 to make 27 league appearances, and scored once, and then Hyde United in 1950.  He was then an Ards FC player/manager from July 1953, ending his playing career in 1955.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

Management Career

Club(s) Remained an Ards FC manager until October 1958.  Whereupon he became the manager of Accrington Stanley FC.  He became the manager of Belfast Distillery in June 1959, a post he held until March 1964.  He became manager of Ards FC again late in 1964 until March 1970.  He spent some time scouting for Stoke City AFC until he had a spell at South African (Cape Town) club Hellenic FC in late-1971, replacing his son as manager. He was also manager at Glentoran FC in late-1972.

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 611th players (612) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right
Only match No. 198, 18 May 1935, Netherlands 0 England 1, a friendly match at Olympisch Stadium, Stadionbuurt, Amsterdam, aged 21 years 247 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Father of George Eastham

Beyond England

During his early years in Blackpool, he was a baker. Managed many Irish clubs after retiring from football. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.93.


George Eastham - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Capt. Disc.
1 1 0 90 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.


George Eastham - 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 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 1.00 100.0 +1


George Eastham - Match History
 Club: Bolton Wanderers F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 21
1 198 18 May 1935 - Netherlands 0 England 1, Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam Fr AW Start ir