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About Billy George:
“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 West Bromwich. 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.”
(Source: The Villa News and Record: September 1, 1906)

A sturdy custodian who shows in his fine physique his Army training. Stands well over most forwards, and is famous for mighty punches and tremendous goal-kicks. Always cool and good-tempered, and as popular off the field as on. Capped against Scotland, Wales and Ireland, 1902. Well-known as a county cricketer.
(Source: The Sportsman: April 15, 1905)

Born: June 29, 1874: Atcham (Shropshire), England.
Passed away: December 4, 1933: Birmingham (West Midlands), England.

Position: Goalkeeper.

Height: 186 cm. (6ft. 1in.);
Weight: 95 kilos (15st.).
** Source for height and weight: Athletic News: April 17, 1905.

Career:
Woolwich Ramblers: 1894.
Royal Artillery.
** Bombardier in the Army.
Trowbridge Town: 1896.
Aston Villa: Signed: October, 1897.
** Aston Villa paid the Army £50 for his transfer.
* 1897-98: 7-0 (Football League 1); 0-0 (FA Cup);
* 1898-99: 30-0 (Football League 1); 1-0 (FA Cup); 1-0 (Charity Shield);
* 1899-00: 34-0 (Football League 1); 6-0 (FA Cup); 1-0 (Charity Shield);
* 1900-01: 31-0 (Football League 1); 7-0 (FA Cup); 1-0 (Charity Shield);
* 1901-02: 25-0 (Football League 1); 2-0 (FA Cup);
* 1902-03: 29-0 (Football League 1); 4-0 (FA Cup);
* 1903-04: 25-0 (Football League 1); 2-0 (FA Cup);
* 1904-05: 33-0 (Football League 1); 6-0 (FA Cup);
* 1905-06: 32-0 (Football League 1); 4-0 (FA Cup);
* 1906-07: 36-0 (Football League 1); 2-0 (FA Cup);
* 1907-08: 30-0 (Football League 1); 3-0 (FA Cup);
* 1908-09: 27-0 (Football League 1); 0-0 (FA Cup);
* 1909-10: 3-0 (Football League 1); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1910-11: 14-0 (Football League 1); 2-0 (FA Cup);
Birmingham.
* 1911-12: 1-0 (Football League 2); 0-0 (FA Cup);

Merits:
England A 3-0:
Football League First Division Winner: 1898-99 (Aston Villa); 1899-00 (Aston Villa), 1909-10 (Aston Villa).
English FA Cup Winner: 1904-05 (Aston Villa).

Image(s):
Athletic News: September 2, 1901.

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Birmingham Daily Gazette: March 25, 1905.

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