Reeves George Image 1 Aston Villa 1908

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Reeves George Image 1 Aston Villa 1908


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Hucknall, Nottinghamshire born inside forward George Reeves played for Sutton Athletic, Ripley Athletic and Sutton Town before joining Barnsley in December 1906, making his Football League debut against Glossop on Christmas Day and scoring twice in a 3-0 victory. He was the club’s top scorer in both 1906-07 and 1907-08 with 13 and 14 goals respectively, the latter in only 12 games that autumn included hat-tricks against Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers, before First Division stalwarts Aston Villa signed him in November 1907 for a very substantial £1200 fee, making his Villa debut against Newcastle United at Villa Park at the month end. He scored his first Villa goal against Notts County the following March staying 2 years at Villa but lost his place at the start of the 1909-10 season heralding a move to Bradford Park Avenue in November 1909 after 11 goals in 36 appearances. His stay at Bradford saw 22 goals in 63 games before he joined Blackpool in March 1913, but he only appeared 3 times for The Seasiders that spring before retiring from the professional game.

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