Leeds United F.C. History
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Hutchinson: George Henry (George)

1955-1956 (Player Details)

Outside Right/Inside Forward

Born: Allerton Bywater: 31-10-1929

Debut: v Doncaster Rovers (h): 03-12-1955

58 10st 2lb (1955)

Hutchinson joined Huddersfield Town as an amateur in December 1946, turning professional in January 1947. He had his first taste of League football with the Terriers as a teenager before leaving in March 1948 for Sheffield United, his only game for Town. He and another locally produced player, George Bailey, went in an exchange deal which took Albert Nightingale, who also later became a Leeds player, to Leeds Road. He served his National Service in the RAF and was stationed in Ballykelly in Northern Ireland and RAF Cosford, as a Physical Training Instructor. Hutchinson was a regular at Bramall Lane before joining Tottenham Hotspur in June 1953 and scored ten goals in seventy-three League appearances for the Blades. He failed to make an impression at White Hart Lane and drifted into Non-League, after scoring once in five games for Spurs. After a stint with Guildford, starting in July 1954 he joined Leeds in August 1955. A player with excellent ball control and pace, he started with a flurry of goals, including one on his debut, but he could not sustain that form and lost his place to George Meek. He moved to Halifax Town in July 1956, where he ended his League career and scored twelve goals in forty-four appearances at the Shay. He did join Bradford City but never featured in a game for them and finished his football career with Skegness Town. He died in Sheffield in August 1996.

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