George Whitcombe

Soccer Player

George Whitcombe was born in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom on January 21st, 1902 and is the Soccer Player. At the age of 84, George Whitcombe biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 21, 1902
Place of Birth
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Death Date
Apr 30, 1986 (age 84)
Zodiac Sign
Association Football Player, Baseball Player
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George Whitcombe Life

George Charles Whitcombe (21 January 1902 – 30 April 1986) was a Welsh footballer.

He captained Wales at baseball, winning a total of five caps. He was then discovered by the club of his hometown town, Cardiff City, in 1922, before being sold on to Stockport County in 1925. He was a member of Bargoed.

In August 1926, he moved to Port Vale.

In 1929–30, he would remain at the club for five years, playing 55 games.

In Grangetown, Cardiff, George took a break from football to marry Gwendoline Thomas on June 27.

In December 1930, he was transferred to Notts County, a club that won the Third Division South title in 1930–31.

He later played for Ashton National Gas and Colwyn Bay, which were non-league teams.

He became a publican after resigning. He was a member of a famous sporting family, Frank Whitcombe Jr. played rugby union for Bradford RFC and Yorkshire, and his nephew Frank Whitcombe Jr played rugby union for Leicester Tigers and Wales; he was a member of the Rugby Union.


George Whitcombe Career

Football career

Whitcombe, a "dogged, hardworking" right-half who could also play at center-half, began his football career with local side Grange Albion in 1921. Whitcombe left First Division Cardiff City in 1922 in the summer. He spent three years at Ninian Park, when the "Bluebirds" finished second in the Football League from 1923-24. However, following Cardiff's 4–0 loss in the Welsh Senior Cup match on March 2, 1925, he was sold to Stockport County of the Second Division.

The "Hatters" were relegated to their former positions between 1925 and 1946, and Whitcombe left the club due to a wage dispute. He appeared on fifteen occasions for County before joining Port Vale in the Second Division in August 1926.

In a 3–1 home win over Southampton on September 27, he made his Port Vale debut. He later played for the "Valiants" in the FA Cup Fourth Round match against Arsenal, which resulted in a 1–0 loss at Highbury after a 2–2 draw at The Old Recreation Ground in the FA Cup Fourth Round. The "Gunners" advanced to the final, but only to be defeated by Cardiff City. Whitcombe's final appearance was on December 24th, 1926-27. In 1927–28, he appeared in twelve games in 1928–29 as the club was relegated to Third Division North. Vale triumphed as the division's champions under Tom Morgan's death in 1929-31, but Whitcombe made only one appearance during the season. Despite playing just three games in 1930–31, he was sold to Notts County for a'substantial sum' in December 1930, having played a total of 55 games for the club (51 in the league).

For the first time in his career, he was suspended from playing for Notts County in a county cup match against Frickley Colliery and was suspended for a month as punishment. Despite this, the "Magpies" dominated the Third Division South table by the time of the season.

Whitcombe returned to Cardiff, but his playing days were far from over. Before retiring from football at Colwyn Bay, he went to be player-coach to a works team in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Baseball career

George played for Grange Albion, one of Wales' longest-running and most profitable clubs, in the summer months. Wales has produced 52 players, as well as no fewer than 13 Welsh international captains, including George Whitcombe.

During George's time at Grange Albion, the club had a great success winning the Welsh Baseball Union Cup in 1921–22,1923–32, and 1931–32. In 1921–22, 1921–24, 1929–31, 1934–32, the club backed the cup's triumph by winning the Welsh League Championship, the (Dewar Shield) competition. After retiring from Baseball, George Whitcombe became a life member of Grange Albion Baseball Club.

All against England, George Whitcombe earned five caps for Wales. His first cap was at the Cardiff Arms Park Cricket Ground on August 2nd, 1926, when he fielded at 1st Base and opened the Welsh batting; he made 4 out of 94, and England scored 47 and 43. He batted 6th on July 30th, scoring 1 and 2; England made 48 and 27 on his second cap; at The Police Athletic Ground (Liverpool) on July 30, 1927, he batted 6th, scoring 1 and 2; Wales made 48 and 27; England made 41 and 27. He scored 2 and 2 batting second out of 83 and 52 for 5, and England finished 71 and 62 on his third cap on 20 July 1929 at the same ground in Liverpool; he earned his third cap on 20 July 1929.

He captained Wales at The Old Recreation Ground (home of his then football team, Port Vale, F.C.). In an international match on May 17th, Wales made 45 and 70, while England made 59 and 27. Whitcombe's fourth cap came at The Police Athletic Ground on July 11, 1931, where Wales won 46 and 41 against England's 36 and 17; batting 11th he scored 6 and 1. His last cap came on July 1st, 1933, at The Police Athletic Ground; he batted first scoring 0 and 13 out of 33 and 55 out of 33 and 55, but England defeated England by 48 and 43 for 3. Whitcombe's time in the Welsh team was when the sport was at its best in both Wales and England.