Thompson, George

Birth Date

5th November 1913


Lisburn, Northern Ireland



Biographical Text

George Thompson played in Exeter City’s first ‘normal’ league game after the Second World War and went on to play in around sixty games. Although he was also on the books of Huddersfield and Rochdale, his games for the Grecians were his only games in the Football League.

He  was a relative latecomer to the Football League, moving from Sligo Rovers to Huddersfield Town in December 1938 at the age of 25. He had played for the League of Ireland representative team. The Second World War intervened and he never made a league appearance for Huddersfield, although he was captain of their Central League side.

Exeter had to pay a small fee for him in June 1946, and he made a belated Football League debut at the age of 33 at home to Torquay United two months later. He was a virtual ever-present until losing his place in the side the following season playing his last game in February 1948. He was released on a free transfer and signed for Rochdale in July 1948 but never had a league outing for them and quickly moved on to sign for Lovells Athletic. 







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