George Boardman
George Boardman
George Boardman
● George Boardman, 1932 (HA)

born in Scotland

George Boardman was born on Thursday, 20th October, 1904, in Glasgow.

The 5' 9½ (11st 7lbs) forward signed for George Easton's Thistle on Tuesday, 4th January, 1927, having most recently been with Parkhead.

Aged 22, he made his debut appearance on Tuesday, 8th February, 1927, in a 7-1 defeat at home to Queen's Park in the SFL First Division.

George scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 27th August, 1927, in a 2-1 win at home to Dunfermline Athletic in the SFL First Division.

He scored the last of his 29 goals on Saturday, 14th January, 1933, in a 3-1 defeat at home to Kilmarnock in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 6th May, 1933, in a 2-0 defeat away to Rangers in the Glasgow Charity Cup, having clocked up 130 appearances as a Jag.

His club-list included Parkhead, Ashfield, Partick Thistle, Bradford Park Avenue and Nairn County.

George died on Saturday, 22nd November, 1969, in Glasgow, aged 65.

Bio Extra

Played in the juniors with both Parkhead and Ashfield before joining Thistle early in 1927. George was a bit of a utility player who mainly played as an inside forward, although he also featured at centre half and centre forward. He played for Thistle in the 1930 Scottish Cup Final which was lost to Rangers after a replay, but had previously managed to claim winner's medals with the Jags in the Glasgow Merchants Charity Cup in 1927 and the one-off Glasgow Dental Hospital Cup in 1928, both against the same opponent. George was a handy player to have in the squad, and could be relied upon to maintain a steady scoring ratio of around 1 every 4 games. After seven seasons of great service to the club, George was granted a free transfer in May 1933, and he fixed himself up with Bradford Park Avenue. After his southerly adventure, he returned to the Scottish game, signing with Nairn County of the Highland League for season 1935-36. His son, also name George, also had a very succesful career as a footballer, racking up more than 350 League appearances, and scoring nearly 100 goals for Queen's Park, Shrewsbury Town and Barnsley between 1960 and 1973. Grandson Craig also followed in the family tradition in the 1990s, having his most prolific spell at Halifax Town, where he clocked up more than 60 League appearances between 1993 and 1995.

(WS)



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