Lackenby, George

Birth Date

22nd May 1931





Biographical Text

George Lackenby played for Exeter City in the mid-1950s.  He joined the club from Newcastle United and later played for Carlisle United, Gateshead and Hartlepools United.

Working his way through the junior sides, George was signed on a full professional contract by Newcastle United in October 1950 and played 16 league matches prior to being signed by Exeter City in December 1956 for a fee of £1,500.

George went straight into the City side to make his debut at St James’ park in a 4-2 win over Coventry City and thereafter only missed one league match as he totalled 24 appearances (4 goals) in 1956/57. 

With Carlisle United able to offer Ian Atkinson in exchange, George agreed to a deal at Brunton Park in July 1957. Enjoying 48 league outings for his new club, he switched to Gateshead in July 1959 and made 43 league appearances during the club’s final season in the Football League ahead of a two-season stint with Hartlepools United where he played 86 league games. 

George died in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 2004.







Anne Taylor

I'm  his daughter and he never played for Ashington, Hartlepool was his last club, there are various website and books who get this wrong.

Paul Farley

Thanks Anne, changed! 

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