Name: George, William (Billy)



Birthdate: 1874-06-29 in Atcham (Died: 1933-12-04 in Birmingham)

Position: Goalkeeper

Playing for Villa: October 1897 - July 1911

Previous clubs: Woolwich Ramblers, Army football (Royal Artillery), Trowbridge Town (when on leave)

Signed: 50 - From the Army

Sold: - To Birmingham as player/trainer

League: 360 matches

Cup: 40 matches

Sheriff of London's Charity Shield: 3 matches

International: England A (1902, 3 caps), England Trials (1902, 2 apps)


More info:
"One of the greatest - if not the greatest - goalkeeper in the history of the club. For many seasons was at the top of his form, after a superb opening display against WBA. Quick on his feet, splendid reach, full of resource, punches the ball with great power, fields well, and a grand kick. A rare good man on a side, and an ornament to the game."
The Villa News and Record 1 September 1906

He played in the 1898-99 Sheriff of London's Charity Shield where Villa drew 0-0 with Queen's Park (Glasgow).
He played in the 1899-1900 Sheriff of London's Charity Shield where Villa lost 1-2 to Corinthians.
He played in the 1900-01 Sheriff of London's Charity Shield where Villa won 1-0 against Corinthians.



Season

1897-98
1898-99
1899-1900
1900-01
1901-02
1902-03
1903-04
1904-05
1905-06
1906-07
1907-08
1908-09
1909-10
1910-11
First team

7 matches
34 matches
41 matches
38 matches
30 matches
33 matches
27 matches
39 matches
36 matches
38 matches
33 matches
27 matches
4 matches
16 matches
Reserves

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Youth

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