Lintz, County Durham born full back George Nevin started his football career with junior clubs Lintz Colliery in 1923 and Dipton United in 1924 before joining the books of First Division Newcastle United in August 1925, spending 1925-26 at St James’ Park without making a first team appearance. He returned to non league football with White-le-Head Rangers in 1927, and re-joined Newcastle United in December 1928, making his Football League debut at West Ham United in September 1929, making 6 appearances for The Toon before joining Sheffield Wednesday in May 1930.
In his 3 years at Hillsborough he was a reserve team player making only 2 first team appearances in January and April 1933, at Blackburn Rovers and Middlesbrough respectively, both games finishing as 1-1 draws. He joined Second Division Manchester United in December 1933, but made only 4 appearances for them before returning to Sheffield Wednesday in March 1934. After a further year in the Wednesday reserve team, he joined Second Division Burnley in May 1935.
1935-36 saw his most productive season as he made 21 first team appearances for The Clarets, but after only 5 more appearances during 1936-37 he joined Lincoln City in May 1937, where he was again mainly a fringe player, making only 9 appearances for The Imps during his 2 year spell at Sincil Bank. In June 1939 he joined Rochdale, however he had yet to play for them by the time peacetime football was abandoned due to the outbreak of the Second World War, which effectively ended his career.