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
21 Mar 1979 Arsenal v Southampton L 2-0 FA Cup Quarter-final replay
24 Mar 1979 Bolton Wanderers v Southampton L 2-0 League Division One
28 Mar 1979 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton D 0-0 League Division One
18 Aug 1979 Southampton v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
21 Aug 1979 Crystal Palace v Southampton D 0-0 League Division One
25 Aug 1979 Bolton Wanderers v Southampton L 2-1 League Division One
28 Aug 1979 Southampton v Wrexham W 5-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
01 Sep 1979 Southampton v Liverpool W 3-2 League Division One
29 Sep 1979 Southampton v Derby County W 4-0 League Division One
06 Oct 1979 Aston Villa v Southampton L 3-0 League Division One
09 Oct 1979 Southampton v Crystal Palace W 4-1 League Division One
13 Oct 1979 Southampton v Coventry City L 2-3 League Division One
20 Oct 1979 West Bromwich Albion v Southampton L 4-0 League Division One
27 Oct 1979 Southampton v Leeds United L 1-2 League Division One
03 Nov 1979 Manchester United v Southampton L 1-0 League Division One
12 Jan 1980 Liverpool v Southampton D 1-1 League Division One
16 Feb 1980 Derby County v Southampton D 2-2 League Division One
23 Feb 1980 Coventry City v Southampton L 3-0 League Division One
01 Mar 1980 Southampton v West Bromwich Albion D 1-1 League Division One
15 Mar 1980 Southampton v Aston Villa W 2-0 League Division One
22 Mar 1980 Nottingham Forest v Southampton L 2-0 League Division One
29 Mar 1980 Southampton v Norwich City W 2-0 League Division One
05 Apr 1980 Arsenal v Southampton D 1-1 League Division One
07 Apr 1980 Southampton v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-3 League Division One
16 Aug 1980 Southampton v Manchester City W 2-0 League Division One
19 Aug 1980 Arsenal v Southampton D 1-1 League Division One
23 Aug 1980 Sunderland v Southampton W 1-2 League Division One
26 Aug 1980 Southampton v Watford W 4-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
30 Aug 1980 Southampton v Birmingham City W 3-1 League Division One
02 Sep 1980 Watford v Southampton L 7-1
Agg: 7-5
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
13 Sep 1980 Norwich City v Southampton L 1-0 League Division One
27 Sep 1980 West Bromwich Albion v Southampton L 2-1 League Division One
04 Oct 1980 Everton v Southampton L 2-1 League Division One
11 Oct 1980 Southampton v Stoke City L 1-2 League Division One
22 Nov 1980 Southampton v Leeds United W 2-1 League Division One
29 Nov 1980 Manchester United v Southampton D 1-1 League Division One
20 Dec 1980 Southampton v Crystal Palace W 4-2 League Division One
26 Dec 1980 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton D 4-4 League Division One
27 Dec 1980 Southampton v Leicester City W 4-0 League Division One
03 Jan 1981 Southampton v Chelsea W 3-1 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 1981 Leeds United v Southampton W 0-3 League Division One
17 Jan 1981 Birmingham City v Southampton W 0-3 League Division One
24 Jan 1981 Southampton v Bristol Rovers W 3-1 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 1981 Southampton v Sunderland W 2-1 League Division One
07 Feb 1981 Southampton v Norwich City W 2-1 League Division One
14 Feb 1981 Southampton v Everton D 0-0 FA Cup 5th round
17 Feb 1981 Everton v Southampton L 1-0 FA Cup 5th round replay
21 Feb 1981 Southampton v West Bromwich Albion D 2-2 League Division One
24 Feb 1981 Brighton and Hove Albion v Southampton L 2-0 League Division One
28 Feb 1981 Liverpool v Southampton L 2-0 League Division One
07 Mar 1981 Southampton v Manchester United W 1-0 League Division One
14 Mar 1981 Stoke City v Southampton W 1-2 League Division One


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.