George Haigh

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George Haigh
Personal information
Full name George Haigh
Date of birth (1915-06-26) 26 June 1915 (age 103)[1]
Place of birth Reddish, England[1]
Playing position Centre-back
Youth career
Manchester City
1936–1938 Stockport County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1938–1942 Stockport County
1942–1945 Rochdale
1945–1946 Lancaster City
Teams managed
Rossendale United

Military career
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Air Force
Years of service1940-1945
RankSquadron Leader
Battles/warsSecond World War
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

George Haigh (born 26 June 1915) is an English former professional footballer. He is known for his association with Stockport County. At the age of 103, he is the oldest surviving former County player.[2]

He is thought to be the oldest surviving former professional footballer,[3] although Arthur Smith is one month older.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Stockport County legend turns 100". PFA.com. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  2. "County Legend George Haigh at Brackley tomorrow". Stockport County F.C. 27 February 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  3. "George Haigh - The Oldest Surviving Professional Footballer In the World". Stockport County F.C. 12 September 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2016.