South Bank, Middlesbrough born inside forward George Carr played for South Bank East End in 1914 before signing for First Division Middlesbrough in 1919, making his Football League debut at Aston Villa the same November. At ‘Boro he scored 23 goals in 70 appearances over the next five years including a career season best 15 goals in 1921-22, which included hat-tricks against Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers, before signing for Leicester City in February 1924.
He scored 12 goals as Leicester won the Second Division Championship in 1924-25 and was part of The Foxes’ team that achieved the club’s highest ever League finish (until 2016) when they were runners up in the 1928-29 League Championship and despite suffering a severe broken leg in a match against Leeds United in September 1925, he recovered and played 192 games in eight years scoring 25 goals for them.
He subsequently joined for Stockport County in the 1932 close season, playing a further 20 times for The Hatters in 1932-33, before becoming player-manager of non league Nuneaton Borough from 1933 to 1935 and subsequently was the manager of Cheltenham Town from 1935 to 1937.
He had four brothers, all of whom played for Middlesbrough: Walter and Henry, who signed as amateurs, and William and Jackie, who both signed professional contracts for the club with Jackie playing for England.
NB in the photograph taken in 1922, Carr stands second from the right with Middlesbrough team mates (l-r): elder brother Jackie Carr, Billy Birrell, Andy Wilson and Tommy Urwin.