George Abbey

Date of birth20 October 1978
Place of birthPort Harcourt
NationalityNigerian
Weight68 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionDefender/Right back

Abbey was affected by a string of minor injuries: knee, shoulder, groin strain, hamstring and also a bout of 'flu, nevertheless his overall performance at right back for Macclesfield Town showed steady improvement in 2000-01.

He is now much more of a team player, although he still retains his natural individual flair and enthusiasm.

Abbey went on the Moss Rose transfer list in March 2002.

He joined Port Vale in December 2004 on non-contract terms then secured a contract to the end of the season.

Abbey joined Crewe Alexandra in July 2007 with a one-year contract that was extended to June 2009 in May 2008.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Sharks FC 01 Jul 1998 20 Aug 1999
Macclesfield Town 20 Aug 1999 30 Jun 2004
Port Vale 17 Dec 2004 30 Jun 2007
Crewe Alexandra 31 Jul 2007 30 Jun 2009

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Macclesfield Town FA Cup
2
1999-00 Macclesfield Town League Cup 1
2000-01 Macclesfield Town FA Cup 1
1
2000-01 Macclesfield Town League Cup 3
1
2000-01 Macclesfield Town League Division 3 13
5
1
2001-02 Macclesfield Town FA Cup 1
1
2001-02 Macclesfield Town LDV Vans Trophy 1
2001-02 Macclesfield Town League Division 3 15
2
1
2002-03 Macclesfield Town FA Cup
2
2002-03 Macclesfield Town League Division 3 16
6
1
3
2003-04 Macclesfield Town FA Cup 3
1
2003-04 Macclesfield Town LDV Vans Trophy 1
2003-04 Macclesfield Town League Cup 1
2003-04 Macclesfield Town League Division 3 23
2
1
2004-05 Port Vale League One 16
2
2
2005-06 Port Vale FA Cup 1
2005-06 Port Vale League Cup 1
2005-06 Port Vale League One 19
1
1
2006-07 Port Vale FA Cup 2
2006-07 Port Vale Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
2006-07 Port Vale League Cup 3
2006-07 Port Vale League One 18
6
1
3
2007-08 Crewe Alexandra League One 20
3
2008-09 Crewe Alexandra League One 4
3


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
25 Aug 1999 Stoke City v Macclesfield Town L 3-0
Agg: 4-1
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
30 Oct 1999 Macclesfield Town v Hull City D 0-0 FA Cup 1st round
09 Nov 1999 Hull City v Macclesfield Town L 4-0 FA Cup 1st round replay
22 Aug 2000 Bolton Wanderers v Macclesfield Town L 1-0 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Macclesfield Town v Hull City D 0-0 League Division 3
02 Sep 2000 Plymouth Argyle v Macclesfield Town W 0-1 League Division 3
05 Sep 2000 Macclesfield Town v Bolton Wanderers W 3-1
Agg: 3-2
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 Macclesfield Town v Exeter City L 0-2 League Division 3
16 Sep 2000 Hartlepool United v Macclesfield Town D 2-2 League Division 3
19 Sep 2000 Middlesbrough v Macclesfield Town L 2-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
22 Sep 2000 Macclesfield Town v Darlington D 1-1 League Division 3
26 Sep 2000 Macclesfield Town v Middlesbrough L 1-3
Agg: 2-5
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Chesterfield v Macclesfield Town L 4-1 League Division 3
14 Oct 2000 Macclesfield Town v Cheltenham Town W 2-1 League Division 3
17 Oct 2000 Macclesfield Town v Torquay United W 2-1 League Division 3
24 Oct 2000 Rochdale v Macclesfield Town D 2-2 League Division 3
28 Oct 2000 Macclesfield Town v Halifax Town D 0-0 League Division 3
04 Nov 2000 Southend United v Macclesfield Town L 3-1 League Division 3
11 Nov 2000 Macclesfield Town v Brighton and Hove Albion D 0-0 League Division 3
18 Nov 2000 Macclesfield Town v Oxford United L 0-1 FA Cup 1st round
20 Jan 2001 York City v Macclesfield Town W 1-3 League Division 3
24 Feb 2001 Darlington v Macclesfield Town D 1-1 League Division 3
06 Mar 2001 Cheltenham Town v Macclesfield Town D 1-1 League Division 3
11 Mar 2001 Macclesfield Town v Barnet W 3-0 League Division 3
07 Apr 2001 Macclesfield Town v Kidderminster Harriers W 1-0 League Division 3
10 Apr 2001 Torquay United v Macclesfield Town L 2-0 League Division 3
22 Sep 2001 Plymouth Argyle v Macclesfield Town L 2-0 League Division 3
25 Sep 2001 Macclesfield Town v Darlington D 1-1 League Division 3
29 Sep 2001 Exeter City v Macclesfield Town D 0-0 League Division 3
07 Oct 2001 Macclesfield Town v Kidderminster Harriers L 0-1 League Division 3
13 Oct 2001 Bristol Rovers v Macclesfield Town W 0-2 League Division 3
16 Oct 2001 Darlington v Macclesfield Town L 2-1 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
20 Oct 2001 Macclesfield Town v Lincoln City L 0-1 League Division 3
23 Oct 2001 Macclesfield Town v Hartlepool United L 0-1 League Division 3
27 Oct 2001 York City v Macclesfield Town L 1-0 League Division 3
03 Nov 2001 Macclesfield Town v Carlisle United D 1-1 League Division 3
09 Nov 2001 Southend United v Macclesfield Town L 3-0 League Division 3
17 Nov 2001 Macclesfield Town v Forest Green Rovers D 2-2 FA Cup 1st round
12 Jan 2002 Macclesfield Town v Rochdale L 0-1 League Division 3
19 Jan 2002 Swansea City v Macclesfield Town W 0-1 League Division 3
22 Jan 2002 Macclesfield Town v Shrewsbury Town W 2-1 League Division 3
29 Jan 2002 Rushden and Diamonds v Macclesfield Town L 2-0 League Division 3
02 Feb 2002 Macclesfield Town v Exeter City L 1-2 League Division 3
12 Feb 2002 Scunthorpe United v Macclesfield Town D 1-1 League Division 3
20 Apr 2002 Macclesfield Town v Southend United D 0-0 League Division 3
05 Oct 2002 Macclesfield Town v Boston United W 2-0 League Division 3
12 Oct 2002 Kidderminster Harriers v Macclesfield Town W 0-2 League Division 3
16 Nov 2002 Hull City v Macclesfield Town W 0-3 FA Cup 1st round
30 Nov 2002 Cambridge United v Macclesfield Town L 3-1 League Division 3
14 Dec 2002 Macclesfield Town v Rushden and Diamonds L 0-1 League Division 3
21 Dec 2002 Darlington v Macclesfield Town D 0-0 League Division 3
26 Dec 2002 Macclesfield Town v Lincoln City L 0-1 League Division 3
04 Jan 2003 Macclesfield Town v Watford L 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Jan 2003 AFC Bournemouth v Macclesfield Town D 2-2 League Division 3
08 Feb 2003 Macclesfield Town v Swansea City L 1-3 League Division 3
22 Feb 2003 Bristol Rovers v Macclesfield Town D 1-1 League Division 3
08 Mar 2003 Scunthorpe United v Macclesfield Town D 1-1 League Division 3
11 Mar 2003 Macclesfield Town v Leyton Orient W 3-1 League Division 3
15 Mar 2003 Macclesfield Town v Bury D 0-0 League Division 3
18 Mar 2003 Carlisle United v Macclesfield Town L 1-0 League Division 3
22 Mar 2003 Oxford United v Macclesfield Town W 0-1 League Division 3
29 Mar 2003 Macclesfield Town v Kidderminster Harriers W 2-0 League Division 3
05 Apr 2003 Macclesfield Town v Cambridge United D 1-1 League Division 3
12 Apr 2003 Torquay United v Macclesfield Town D 2-2 League Division 3
15 Apr 2003 Shrewsbury Town v Macclesfield Town W 2-3 League Division 3
19 Apr 2003 Macclesfield Town v Darlington W 1-0 League Division 3
21 Apr 2003 Rushden and Diamonds v Macclesfield Town L 3-0 League Division 3
26 Apr 2003 Boston United v Macclesfield Town L 2-1 League Division 3
03 May 2003 Macclesfield Town v Rochdale W 3-2 League Division 3
09 Aug 2003 Macclesfield Town v Boston United D 0-0 League Division 3
12 Aug 2003 Macclesfield Town v Sheffield United L 1-2 League Cup 1st round
16 Aug 2003 Cambridge United v Macclesfield Town L 3-1 League Division 3
23 Aug 2003 Macclesfield Town v Torquay United D 1-1 League Division 3
25 Aug 2003 Bristol Rovers v Macclesfield Town D 2-2 League Division 3
30 Aug 2003 Macclesfield Town v Yeovil Town W 4-1 League Division 3
06 Sep 2003 Mansfield Town v Macclesfield Town L 3-2 League Division 3
13 Sep 2003 Macclesfield Town v Kidderminster Harriers D 1-1 League Division 3
16 Sep 2003 Swansea City v Macclesfield Town L 3-0 League Division 3
20 Sep 2003 Northampton Town v Macclesfield Town D 0-0 League Division 3
14 Oct 2003 Chesterfield v Macclesfield Town L 2-1 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
18 Oct 2003 Carlisle United v Macclesfield Town W 0-1 League Division 3
21 Oct 2003 Lincoln City v Macclesfield Town L 3-2 League Division 3
25 Oct 2003 Macclesfield Town v Southend United L 1-2 League Division 3
01 Nov 2003 Hull City v Macclesfield Town D 2-2 League Division 3
08 Nov 2003 Macclesfield Town v Boston United W 3-0 FA Cup 1st round
15 Nov 2003 Macclesfield Town v Scunthorpe United D 2-2 League Division 3
29 Nov 2003 Macclesfield Town v Bury W 1-0 League Division 3
06 Dec 2003 Macclesfield Town v Cambridge United D 1-1 FA Cup 2nd round
13 Dec 2003 Macclesfield Town v Huddersfield Town W 4-0 League Division 3
16 Dec 2003 Cambridge United v Macclesfield Town W 2-2 (4-2) FA Cup 2nd round replay
21 Feb 2004 Macclesfield Town v Carlisle United D 1-1 League Division 3
28 Feb 2004 Southend United v Macclesfield Town L 1-0 League Division 3
06 Mar 2004 Macclesfield Town v Darlington L 0-1 League Division 3
27 Mar 2004 Macclesfield Town v Northampton Town L 0-4 League Division 3
30 Mar 2004 Macclesfield Town v Lincoln City D 0-0 League Division 3
04 Apr 2004 York City v Macclesfield Town W 0-2 League Division 3
10 Apr 2004 Macclesfield Town v Leyton Orient W 1-0 League Division 3
12 Apr 2004 Rochdale v Macclesfield Town W 1-2 League Division 3
17 Apr 2004 Macclesfield Town v Hull City D 1-1 League Division 3


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
2003-04 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 6
2003-04 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 2
2003-04 Nigeria International Friendly 1
2003-04 Nigeria Unity Cup 1
2004-05 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 2
2004-05 Nigeria International Friendly 1
2006-07 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 2
2006-07 Nigeria 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
26 Jul 2003 Nigeria v Venezuela W 1-0 International Friendly
27 Jan 2004 Nigeria v Morocco L 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
31 Jan 2004 Nigeria v South Africa W 4-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
04 Feb 2004 Benin v Nigeria W 1-2 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
08 Feb 2004 Cameroon v Nigeria W 1-2 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
11 Feb 2004 Tunisia v Nigeria L 1-1 (3-5) Africa Cup of Nations Semi-final
13 Feb 2004 Nigeria v Mali W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations 3rd place
29 May 2004 Nigeria v Republic of Ireland W 3-0 UNITY CUP
05 Jun 2004 Nigeria v Rwanda W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
20 Jun 2004 Angola v Nigeria L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
03 Jul 2004 Nigeria v Algeria W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
17 Nov 2004 South Africa v Nigeria L 2-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 2005 Rwanda v Nigeria D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
02 Sep 2006 Nigeria v Niger W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 3
08 Oct 2006 Lesotho v Nigeria W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 3
06 Feb 2007 Ghana v Nigeria L 4-1 International Friendly


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