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George Tait

Birmingham Excelsior FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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


disciplined: none
minutes played:


Full name George Tait
Born late 1859 in Aston Manor, Birmingham, Warwickshire, before 25 November [registered as Tate in Birmingham, December 1859].

Census Notes

Cannot be found on the 1861 census, but we know George is the youngest of five to Joseph and Kezia.

According to the 1871 census, George now has two more younger siblings, and along with their parents, they are living in Webster Street in Aston Manor. His father is a gun barrel rifler.

According to the 1881 census, George and his younger brother, Robert, are living with their widowed older sister, Mary (Payne), and her single daughter, at 16 Taylor Street, Aston. George is a layman

Died 20 November 1882, in Aston, aged 23 years nk days [registered in Aston, December 1882], An article in Athletic News, 22 November 1882, stated that he had died of a typhoid attack on the Monday morning.
Height/Weight not known


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com, and to Kevin Powell for the pic

Club Career

Club(s) Junior football then Birmingham Excelsior FC;
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 81st players (86) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
Only match No. 12, 26 February 1881, England 0 Wales 1, a friendly match at East Lancashire Cricket Ground, Alexandra Meadows, Blackburn, aged 21 years nk days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No further information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.242.


George Tait - Career Statistics
Squads Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Captain Discipline
1 1 90 0 0 min 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 Tait - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Friendly 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1


George Tait - Match History
 Club: Birmingham Excelsior F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 1 full capx

Age 21
1 12 26 February 1881 - England 0 Wales 1, East Lancashire Cricket Club, Blackburn Fr HL Start cf