Wardle, George

Birth Date

24th September 1919

Birthplace

Kibblesworth, England

Occupation

Half-Back

Biographical Text

Wardle was signed by Middlesbrough in May 1937 after playing for the Durham Boys Club. But he only played one league game, then signing for Exeter City in June 1939.

Unfortunately the season was abandoned due to the outbreak of the Second World War.

Stationed in London and guesting for Chelsea, Wardle was selected to play for the full Army representative side against the Royal Navy at Ipswich Town’s Portman Road ground in February 1945.

Returning to Exeter after the War, (although he did play 2 matches for the Grecians in 1945-46), he only had one full season with the club and in May 1947 had moved on to Cardiff City where he scored 11 goals in 40 league matches.

Wardle was transferred to Queens Park Rangers for £5,000 in January 1949, and added a further 53 league games and four goals.

He then signed for Darlington in August 1951, and in three seasons featured in 95 league games, scoring six goals.

After retiring from playing Wardle became coach to Crook Town, and in August 1966 rejoined his former club, Middlesbrough, to coach their youth team.

George Wardle died in November 1991.

Appearances

38

Goals

6

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