Northcott, George

Birth Date

7th May 1935

Birthplace

Torquay, Devon

Occupation

Defender

Biographical Text

Signing from Cheltenham Town, George Northcott played a single match for Exeter City in October 1963 before returning to his former club. Torquay-born, he had been a member of his home town club's 1960 promotion-winning team and was the brother of Tommy Northcott (Torquay United, Cardiff City and Lincoln City).  

Working at the Longpark Pottery on Newton Road, Torquay, George joined Torquay United where his elder brother Tommy was already an established first team player. He turned professional in October 1952, but had to wait until the 1954-55 season for his league debut. He played over 160 times for Torquay, and was a member of the club's promotion winning team in 1959/60, before leaving at the end of the 1961/62 season to join Southern League Cheltenham Town in the summer of 1962.

Featuring in another promotion side during his time in Gloucestershire, George returned to the Football League in August 1963 when he joined Exeter City for a fee of £500. However, he was to make just one appearance for the Grecians lining up against York City at St James’ Park in a 1-0 win in October 1963.

Rejoining Cheltenham, he always lived in Torquay and later worked in the construction and cleaning industry in South Devon before becoming caretaker at Audley Park School in Torquay. 

George was to suffer from  Alzheimer’s disease and died in November 2010.

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