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George Kirby

George Kirby

Clubs played for: Everton, Sheffield Wednesday, Plymouth Argyle, Southampton, Coventry City, Swansea Town, Walsall, New York Generals, Brentford, Worcester City (1952-1969)

Born: 1933

Birthplace: Liverpool

Position: Centre-forward

Biography: Liverpulian forward, who started at Everton but made his name at Plymouth before joining Saints in 1962, he continued to score goals regularly as he moved from club to club including New York Generals, before ending his playing days at Brentford. He started coaching at Halifax under Alan Ball Snr whom he replaced a year later, he also managed teams in Kuwait and Iceland. He then scouted for Queens Park Rangers until 1999 he died in 2000 aged 66 losing a long fight against cancer.

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Kirby, George I met George and his wife in Al-Hofuf in Saudi Arabia in 1988. He was managing a team there at the time and he took me to some games. We played squash together and socialised with other friends for the year that I was there. He was a really lovely, down to earth man and I think about him often.
11-12-20 Chris Grier

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