Dodd George Image 1 Stockport County 1905

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Whitchurch, Shropshire born inside left George Dodd began his football career with Wirral clubs Wallasey United in 1903 and Rock Ferry in 1904 from where he was signed by Second Division club Stockport County in the 1905 close season, making his Football League debut against Chelsea in Chelsea’s first match as a Football League club that September. After a single season with The Hatters, during which he scored 5 goals in 28 matches, he joined Lancashire Combination club Workington in the summer of 1906 before returning to Football League action when he was signed by First Division Notts County in late 1907, making his top flight debut in a win over Everton at Meadow Lane on Christmas Day.

Dodd remained a regular member of The Magpies’ first eleven for two more seasons before losing his place in September 1910, and after a brief spell with non league Tunbridge Wells Rangers he joined Second Division club Chelsea in October 1911 after 20 goals in 92 appearances for Notts County. He stayed with Chelsea for just over a year, scoring 9 goals in 31 appearances, before joining Southern League club Millwall Athletic early in 1913. A move to Brighton & Hove Albion, and after a season he joined North Eastern League club Darlington, before the onset of the First World War forced the suspension of peacetime football in May 1915.

During the First World War Dodd guested for West Ham United and after the cessation of hostilities he joined Southern League Luton Town in 1919, where he played for a season before joining Welsh club Treherbert in 1920. Already aged 36, he finally joined newly elected Football League club Charlton Athletic, playing one match in their third League fixture, a defeat at Exeter City in September 1921, The Addicks being his final club before his eventual retirement.

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