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Affleck: George

1909-1919 (Leeds City Player Details) (Leeds City War-time Guest Player Details)

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Born: Auchendinny, Midlothian, Scotland: 08-07-1888

Debut: v Burnley (h): 06-11-1909

59 11st 6lb (1909)

Born at Auchendinny, a village just outside Penicuik, he played for the town team and it was there that he was discovered by Leeds City. He joined City in June 1909 and was a regular for the club throughout his career, apart from during his War service. He was equally adept in either full back spot, commencing at Left Back, switching to Right back for two seasons from 1910-11, and then back to Left Back, but being a good clubman, he filled either spot with aplomb as the club required. His game was built on tenacity and skill rather than speed and his adaptability allowed City to play Alec Creighton, at Left Back and Charlie Copeland, Fred Blackman, George Law or Harry Millership at Right Back as those players filled the alternate Full Back role. His only goal for Leeds City came from the penalty spot in a 5-1 win over Preston North End on 22nd February 1913. He was one of the players sold at auction by the club on its demise. He joined Grimsby Town for 500 and gave them splendid service making one hundred and ninety-seven appearances for them, without scoring, before retiring in 1925. He later coached in Rotterdam, Holland.

AppearancesGoals
League 1821
F.A. Cup 90
War-time Guest Appearances:
Principal Tournament 260
Subsidiary Tournament 100
Total 360