George Haigh

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George Haigh
Personal information
Full name George Haigh
Date of birth (1915-06-26)26 June 1915[1]
Place of birth Reddish, England[1]
Date of death 23 April 2019(2019-04-23) (aged 103)
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 (26 June 1915 – 23 April 2019) was an English professional footballer. He is known for his association with Stockport County. At the age of 103, he was the oldest surviving former County player.[2]

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

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Stockport County legend turns 100". 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. Archived from the original on 9 October 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016.