Petherbridge, George

Birth Date

19th May 1927


Devonport. Plymouth

Biographical Text

Plymouth-born George Petherbridge appeared as a guest for Exeter City during 1945/46 when two interim league competitions - Division Three South (South of Thames) [played until Christmas] and the Division Three South Cup (Southern Section) [played from January] - were organised ahead of a return to ‘normal’ league football in 1946/47. He went on to make nearly 500 league and cup appearances for Bristol Rovers scoring on over ninety occasions.

He was born in Devonport in 1927 and was the only child of Frederick Petherbridge and Violet Trout. The family relocated to Bristol when George was young and he was brought up in the city.

He played one game for Exeter City as a 'war time' guest player in 1945/46 against Bournemouth on 6 April 1946.

George joined Bristol Rovers in 1945 and spent his entire professional career with the club up until 1962 as he made 457 appearances in the Football League - 496 in all competitions - scoring 85 league and seven cup goals. He later appeared for Salisbury and Falmouth Town.

George died on 4 March 2013 aged 85 in Shepton Mallet.





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