McLean, George

Birth Date

16th September 1937

Birthplace

Paisley, Scotland

Occupation

Centre-Forward

Biographical Text

McLean made a sensational start to his Exeter City career, netting three goals in his first two matches, both of which were won 4-0, his debut being against Oldham Athletic in August 1965.

His first professional club were Glasgow Rangers, but he moved on in March 1962 without playing a game and signed for Norwich City.

However, once again he didn’t get a first team game, but all that changed as he linked up with Grimsby Town in September 1962.

He appeared in 91 league matches for the Mariners and scored 41 goals. He was transferred for £4,000 to Exeter City in June 1965.

He started well, but by the following season had asked for a transfer so he could go back north.

He had a trial match with Barnsley in November 1966, and also turned down an offer from Yeovil Town the following month.

His wish was granted when he signed for Workington in January 1967, where he scored 15 goals in 53 league starts. McLean then signed for Cumbrian neighbours, Barrow, in June 1968, and in one season with the Holker Street club, made 27 league outings, scoring nine goals.

Released on a free transfer, he then signed for Boston United. After retiring from playing he lived in Cleethorpes and worked for Volvo at Immingham.

Appearances

47

Goals

12

Collection

Citation

“McLean, George,” The Grecian Archive, accessed November 25, 2017, http://grecianarchive.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/1373.

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