George Eastham

Date of birth23 September 1936
Place of birthBlackpool
NationalityEnglish
PositionInside forward

Eastham's move to Arsenal was one of the major landmark transfers in the history of the game. A slender figure who could play on either wing, he struck up a notable partnership with Ivor Allchurch during his time with the Magpies.

While Eastham's move to Arsenal was one of the major landmark transfers in the history of the game, it shouldn't be forgotten that he was also one of the finest playmakers ever to wear the famous red and white shirt. The possessor of a magic wand-like left foot, his protracted £45,000 move from Newcastle United in 1960 brought down the antiquated 'retain and transfer' system. Eastham followed his father to win full international caps for England and crowned his career with a League Cup winners' medal at Stoke in 1972.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Newcastle United 01 May 1956 01 Oct 1960
Arsenal 01 Oct 1960 01 Aug 1966

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1954-55 Irish League Inter League 1
1955-56 England International XI An Tostal Festival 2
1
1955-56 Irish League Inter League 2
1
1956-57 Newcastle United League Division One 18
2
1957-58 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
2
1957-58 Newcastle United League Division One 29
3
1958-59 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
1
1958-59 Newcastle United League Division One 35
6
1959-60 Football League Inter League 1
1959-60 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
2
1959-60 Newcastle United League Division One 42
18
1960-61 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1960-61 Arsenal League Division One 19
5
1961-62 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1961-62 Arsenal League Division One 38
6
1962-63 Arsenal FA Cup 3
1962-63 Arsenal League Division One 33
4
1963-64 Arsenal FA Cup 4
1963-64 Arsenal Fairs Cup 3
1963-64 Arsenal League Division One 38
10
1964-65 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1964-65 Arsenal League Division One 42
10
1965-66 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1965-66 Arsenal League Division One 37
6
1965-66 Football League Inter League 1
1966-67 Football League Inter League 1
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
17 Mar 1955 LEAGUE OF IRELAND v IRISH LEAGUE L 2-1 INTER LEAGUE
02 Apr 1956 IRISH LEAGUE v LEAGUE OF IRELAND W 6-0 INTER LEAGUE
25 Apr 1956 IRISH LEAGUE v FOOTBALL LEAGUE W 5-2 INTER LEAGUE


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
1959-60 England A v Under-23 1
1959-60 England Under-23 6
3
1962-63 England International Friendly 3
1962-63 England Representative 1
1963-64 England British Home Championship 3
1963-64 England Copa das Nacoes 2
1963-64 England International Friendly 5
1
1964-65 England International Friendly 3
1965-66 England International Friendly 2
1966-67 England International Friendly 1
1
1968-69 England FA Tour 3
3


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
11 Nov 1959 England v France W 2-0 U23
02 Mar 1960 Scotland v England D 4-4 U23
16 Mar 1960 England v Netherlands W 5-2 U23
15 May 1960 East Germany v England W 1-4 U23
18 May 1960 Poland v England W 2-3 U23
22 May 1960 Israel v England L 4-0 A v U23
22 May 1960 Israel v England L 4-0 U23
08 May 1963 England v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
24 May 1963 England v FOOTBALL LEAGUE D 3-3 REPRESENTATIVE
29 May 1963 Czechoslovakia v England W 2-4 International Friendly
02 Jun 1963 East Germany v England W 1-2 International Friendly
12 Oct 1963 Wales v England W 0-4 British Home Championship
23 Oct 1963 England v Rest of the World W 2-1 International Friendly
20 Nov 1963 England v Northern Ireland W 8-3 British Home Championship
11 Apr 1964 Scotland v England L 1-0 British Home Championship
06 May 1964 England v Uruguay W 2-1 International Friendly
17 May 1964 Portugal v England W 3-4 International Friendly
24 May 1964 Republic of Ireland v England W 1-3 International Friendly
27 May 1964 USA v England W 0-10 International Friendly
30 May 1964 Brazil v England L 5-1 Copa das Napoes
06 Jun 1964 Argentina v England L 1-0 Copa das Napoes
05 May 1965 England v Hungary W 1-0 International Friendly
12 May 1965 West Germany v England W 0-1 International Friendly
16 May 1965 Sweden v England W 1-2 International Friendly
08 Dec 1965 Spain v England W 0-2 International Friendly
05 Jan 1966 England v Poland D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Jul 1966 Denmark v England W 0-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 1969 New Zealand v England W 1-7 FA TOUR
07 Jun 1969 New Zealand v England W 0-5 FA TOUR
11 Jun 1969 NEW ZEALAND SQUAD XI v England W 0-5 FA TOUR


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