Charlie George

Date of birth10 October 1950
Place of birthIslington
NationalityEnglish
PositionForward

A darling of the North Bank, Charlie fulfilled every Arsenal fan's dream by progressing from the Highbury terraces to become arguably the most popular Gunner of his era. Forever remembered for his celebration of the winning goal in the 1971 FA Cup Final against Liverpool when, in near exhaustion, he sank to the Wembley turf. With a dead-pan expression that masked a volatile temperament, the lanky attacker's tall frame similarly masked a stunning turn of pace. It remains a surprise that his virtuoso skills were rewarded with just one England cap.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Arsenal 01 Mar 1968 01 Jul 1975
Derby County 01 Jul 1975 01 Dec 1978
Southampton 01 Dec 1978 01 Mar 1982
AFC Bournemouth 01 Mar 1982 30 Mar 1982

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1969-70 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1969-70 Arsenal Fairs Cup 8
4
1969-70 Arsenal League Cup 2
1969-70 Arsenal League Division One 21
7
6
1970-71 Arsenal FA Cup 7
1
5
1970-71 Arsenal Fairs Cup 2
1
1970-71 Arsenal League Division One 17
5
1971-72 Arsenal European Cup 5
1
1971-72 Arsenal FA Cup 8
3
1971-72 Arsenal League Cup 2
1971-72 Arsenal League Division One 20
3
7
1972-73 Arsenal FA Cup 4
3
1972-73 Arsenal League Cup 3
2
1972-73 Arsenal League Division One 18
9
6
1973-74 Arsenal League Division One 28
5
1974-75 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1974-75 Arsenal League Cup 1
1974-75 Arsenal League Division One 9
1
2
1975-76 Derby County European Cup 4
4
1975-76 Derby County FA Cup 4
3
1975-76 Derby County League Cup 2
1
1975-76 Derby County League Division One 35
16
1976-77 Derby County FA Cup 4
3
1976-77 Derby County League Cup 5
3
1976-77 Derby County League Division One 29
5
1976-77 Derby County UEFA Cup 4
6
1977-78 Derby County FA Cup 3
1977-78 Derby County League Cup 1
1977-78 Derby County League Division One 34
11
1978-79 Derby County League Cup 2
1978-79 Derby County League Division One 8
2
1978-79 Southampton FA Cup 1
1978-79 Southampton League Division One 2
1979-80 Southampton League Cup 1
1
1979-80 Southampton League Division One 20
3
1980-81 Southampton FA Cup 4
1980-81 Southampton League Cup 2
2
1980-81 Southampton League Division One 22
8
1981-82 Derby County League Division Two 11
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
09 Aug 1969 Arsenal v Everton L 0-1 League Division One
16 Aug 1969 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
19 Aug 1969 Arsenal v Leeds United D 1-1 League Division One
23 Aug 1969 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest W 2-1 League Division One
25 Aug 1969 West Ham United v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
30 Aug 1969 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
02 Sep 1969 Southampton v Arsenal D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round
04 Sep 1969 Arsenal v Southampton W 2-0 League Cup 2nd round replay
16 Sep 1969 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-3 League Division One
27 Sep 1969 Chelsea v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
29 Sep 1969 Glentoran v Arsenal L 1-0
Agg: 1-3
Fairs Cup 1st round 2nd leg
04 Oct 1969 Arsenal v Coventry City L 0-1 League Division One
25 Oct 1969 Arsenal v Ipswich Town D 0-0 League Division One
08 Nov 1969 Arsenal v Derby County W 4-0 League Division One
15 Nov 1969 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
22 Nov 1969 Arsenal v Manchester City D 1-1 League Division One
20 Dec 1969 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1969 Arsenal v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
10 Jan 1970 Manchester United v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
13 Jan 1970 Arsenal v Rouen W 1-0
Agg: 1-0
Fairs Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
15 Jan 1970 Blackpool v Arsenal L 3-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
17 Jan 1970 Arsenal v Chelsea L 0-3 League Division One
07 Feb 1970 Arsenal v Stoke City D 0-0 League Division One
14 Feb 1970 Everton v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
18 Feb 1970 Manchester City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
21 Feb 1970 Derby County v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
11 Mar 1970 Dinamo Bacau v Arsenal W 0-2 Fairs Cup 4th round 1st leg
14 Mar 1970 Arsenal v Liverpool W 2-1 League Division One
18 Mar 1970 Arsenal v Dinamo Bacau W 7-1
Agg: 9-1
Fairs Cup 4th round 2nd leg
21 Mar 1970 Southampton v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
28 Mar 1970 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 2-2 League Division One
30 Mar 1970 Arsenal v Crystal Palace W 2-0 League Division One
31 Mar 1970 Ipswich Town v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
04 Apr 1970 Arsenal v West Ham United W 2-1 League Division One
08 Apr 1970 Arsenal v Ajax W 3-0 Fairs Cup Semi-final 1st leg
15 Apr 1970 Ajax v Arsenal L 1-0
Agg: 1-3
Fairs Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
22 Apr 1970 Anderlecht v Arsenal L 3-1 Fairs Cup Final 1st leg
28 Apr 1970 Arsenal v Anderlecht W 3-0
Agg: 4-3
Fairs Cup Final 2nd leg
02 May 1970 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
15 Aug 1970 Everton v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
16 Dec 1970 Beveren v Arsenal D 0-0
Agg: 0-4
Fairs Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
23 Jan 1971 Portsmouth v Arsenal D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 1971 Arsenal v Portsmouth W 3-2 FA Cup 4th round replay
06 Feb 1971 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
17 Feb 1971 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-2 FA Cup 5th round
20 Feb 1971 Arsenal v Ipswich Town W 3-2 League Division One
27 Feb 1971 Derby County v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
02 Mar 1971 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal W 0-3 League Division One
06 Mar 1971 Leicester City v Arsenal D 0-0 FA Cup Quarter-final
09 Mar 1971 Arsenal v 1.FC Köln W 2-1 Fairs Cup 4th round 1st leg
13 Mar 1971 Crystal Palace v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
15 Mar 1971 Arsenal v Leicester City W 1-0 FA Cup Quarter-final replay
20 Mar 1971 Arsenal v Blackpool W 1-0 League Division One
23 Mar 1971 1.FC Köln v Arsenal L 1-0
Agg: 2-2
Fairs Cup 4th round 2nd leg
27 Mar 1971 Arsenal v Stoke City D 2-2 FA Cup Semi-final
31 Mar 1971 Arsenal v Stoke City W 2-0 FA Cup Semi-final replay
03 Apr 1971 Arsenal v Chelsea W 2-0 League Division One
06 Apr 1971 Arsenal v Coventry City W 1-0 League Division One
10 Apr 1971 Southampton v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
13 Apr 1971 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal W 0-3 League Division One
17 Apr 1971 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 1-0 League Division One
20 Apr 1971 Arsenal v Burnley W 1-0 League Division One
24 Apr 1971 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
26 Apr 1971 Leeds United v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
01 May 1971 Arsenal v Stoke City W 1-0 League Division One
03 May 1971 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
08 May 1971 Arsenal v Liverpool W 2-1 FA Cup Final
25 Sep 1971 Arsenal v Leicester City W 3-0 League Division One
29 Sep 1971 Arsenal v Strømsgodset IF W 4-0
Agg: 7-1
European Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Oct 1971 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 4-2 League Division One
16 Oct 1971 Chelsea v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
20 Oct 1971 Grasshoppers v Arsenal W 0-2 European Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Oct 1971 Derby County v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
26 Oct 1971 Arsenal v Sheffield United D 0-0 League Cup 4th round
30 Oct 1971 Arsenal v Ipswich Town W 2-1 League Division One
03 Nov 1971 Arsenal v Grasshoppers W 3-0
Agg: 5-0
European Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
06 Nov 1971 Liverpool v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
08 Nov 1971 Sheffield United v Arsenal L 2-0 League Cup 4th round replay
13 Nov 1971 Arsenal v Manchester City L 1-2 League Division One
20 Nov 1971 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal L 5-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1972 Arsenal v Everton D 1-1 League Division One
22 Jan 1972 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town W 1-0 League Division One
29 Jan 1972 Sheffield United v Arsenal W 0-5 League Division One
05 Feb 1972 Reading v Arsenal W 1-2 FA Cup 4th round
12 Feb 1972 Arsenal v Derby County W 2-0 League Division One
19 Feb 1972 Ipswich Town v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
26 Feb 1972 Derby County v Arsenal D 2-2 FA Cup 5th round
29 Feb 1972 Arsenal v Derby County D 0-0 FA Cup 5th round replay
04 Mar 1972 Manchester City v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
08 Mar 1972 Ajax v Arsenal L 2-1 European Cup 3rd round 1st leg
11 Mar 1972 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
13 Mar 1972 Arsenal v Derby County W 1-0 FA Cup 5th round 2nd replay
18 Mar 1972 Orient v Arsenal W 0-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
22 Mar 1972 Arsenal v Ajax L 0-1
Agg: 1-3
European Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
25 Mar 1972 Leeds United v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
28 Mar 1972 Arsenal v Southampton W 1-0 League Division One
01 Apr 1972 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest W 3-0 League Division One
04 Apr 1972 Leicester City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
08 Apr 1972 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-1 League Division One
11 Apr 1972 Crystal Palace v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
15 Apr 1972 Arsenal v Stoke City D 1-1 FA Cup Semi-final
19 Apr 1972 Arsenal v Stoke City W 2-1 FA Cup Semi-final replay
22 Apr 1972 Arsenal v West Ham United W 2-1 League Division One
01 May 1972 Coventry City v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
06 May 1972 Arsenal v Leeds United L 0-1 FA Cup Final
26 Aug 1972 Manchester United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
29 Aug 1972 Arsenal v West Ham United W 1-0 League Division One
02 Sep 1972 Arsenal v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
26 Sep 1972 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 2-0 League Division One
30 Sep 1972 Arsenal v Southampton W 1-0 League Division One
03 Oct 1972 Arsenal v Rotherham United W 5-0 League Cup 3rd round
07 Oct 1972 Sheffield United v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
14 Oct 1972 Arsenal v Ipswich Town W 1-0 League Division One
21 Oct 1972 Crystal Palace v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
28 Oct 1972 Arsenal v Manchester City D 0-0 League Division One
31 Oct 1972 Sheffield United v Arsenal W 1-2 League Cup 4th round
04 Nov 1972 Arsenal v Coventry City L 0-2 League Division One
11 Nov 1972 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
18 Nov 1972 Arsenal v Everton W 1-0 League Division One
21 Nov 1972 Arsenal v Norwich City L 0-3 League Cup Quarter-final
25 Nov 1972 Derby County v Arsenal L 5-0 League Division One
16 Dec 1972 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion W 2-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1972 Arsenal v Norwich City W 2-0 League Division One
27 Jan 1973 Arsenal v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division One
03 Feb 1973 Arsenal v Bradford City W 2-0 FA Cup 4th round
10 Feb 1973 Liverpool v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
17 Feb 1973 Arsenal v Leicester City W 1-0 League Division One
28 Feb 1973 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
03 Mar 1973 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 3-2 League Division One
17 Mar 1973 Chelsea v Arsenal D 2-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
20 Mar 1973 Arsenal v Chelsea W 2-1 FA Cup Quarter-final replay
24 Mar 1973 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
26 Mar 1973 Arsenal v Crystal Palace W 1-0 League Division One
31 Mar 1973 Arsenal v Derby County L 0-1 League Division One
07 Apr 1973 Arsenal v Sunderland L 1-2 FA Cup Semi-final
14 Apr 1973 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
21 Apr 1973 Everton v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
23 Apr 1973 Southampton v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
28 Apr 1973 West Ham United v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
25 Aug 1973 Arsenal v Manchester United W 3-0 League Division One
28 Aug 1973 Arsenal v Leeds United L 1-2 League Division One
01 Sep 1973 Newcastle United v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
04 Sep 1973 Sheffield United v Arsenal L 5-0 League Division One
08 Sep 1973 Arsenal v Leicester City L 0-2 League Division One
15 Sep 1973 Norwich City v Arsenal W 0-4 League Division One
22 Sep 1973 Arsenal v Stoke City W 2-1 League Division One
29 Sep 1973 Everton v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
13 Oct 1973 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
20 Oct 1973 Arsenal v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division One
27 Oct 1973 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
03 Nov 1973 Arsenal v Liverpool L 0-2 League Division One
10 Nov 1973 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
17 Nov 1973 Arsenal v Chelsea D 0-0 League Division One
24 Nov 1973 West Ham United v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
01 Dec 1973 Arsenal v Coventry City D 2-2 League Division One
04 Dec 1973 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 2-2 League Division One
23 Feb 1974 Birmingham City v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
02 Mar 1974 Arsenal v Southampton W 1-0 League Division One
16 Mar 1974 Ipswich Town v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
23 Mar 1974 Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-0 League Division One
30 Mar 1974 Stoke City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
06 Apr 1974 Arsenal v West Ham United D 0-0 League Division One
13 Apr 1974 Chelsea v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
15 Apr 1974 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
20 Apr 1974 Arsenal v Derby County W 2-0 League Division One
27 Apr 1974 Coventry City v Arsenal D 3-3 League Division One
30 Apr 1974 Arsenal v Queens Park Rangers D 1-1 League Division One
17 Aug 1974 Leicester City v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
24 Aug 1974 Arsenal v Manchester City W 4-0 League Division One
27 Aug 1974 Ipswich Town v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
31 Aug 1974 Everton v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
07 Sep 1974 Arsenal v Burnley L 0-1 League Division One
10 Sep 1974 Arsenal v Leicester City D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round
14 Sep 1974 Chelsea v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
28 Sep 1974 Birmingham City v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
23 Nov 1974 Coventry City v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
30 Nov 1974 Arsenal v Middlesbrough W 2-0 League Division One
28 Dec 1974 Sheffield United v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
25 Jan 1975 Coventry City v Arsenal D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1972-73 England Under-23 3
1
1973-74 England Under-23 2
1976-77 England International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
29 Nov 1972 Wales v England W 0-3 U23
02 Jan 1973 England v Netherlands W 3-1 Under-23
07 Mar 1973 England v Czechoslovakia W 1-0 U23
16 Oct 1973 England v Poland D 0-0 U23
13 Nov 1973 England v Denmark D 1-1 U23
08 Sep 1976 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.