Headless Cross, Redditch born goalkeeper George Harris played junior football for Headless Cross in 1893 and Redditch Excelsior in 1893 before joining First Division Aston Villa, for whom he made his Football League debut against Sheffield United in November 1895, when he deputised for Tom Wilkes in what proved to be his only appearance for the Villa first eleven. He joined Wolverhampton Wanderers where he was understudy to Tom Baddeley, making only 7 appearances in 3 seasons before moving to Grimsby Town. He played 13 times during his single season at Grimsby as they won the Second Division Championship, but left at the end of the season to join Southern League Portsmouth. He played 5 years with Pompey, winning the Southern League Championship with them in 1902, and then joined non league Redditch Town in 1906. He later played for Tunbridge Wells Rangers in 1907 and Kidderminster Harriers in 1908 before retirement.