George Barnes (footballer, born 1899)

George Henry Barnes (22 May 1899 – 1 June 1961) was an English amateur football forward who played in the Football League for Watford.[1] He is probably best remembered for his time in non-league football with Chesham United, captaining the club and later presiding as chairman.[2]

George Barnes
Personal information
Full name George Henry Barnes[1]
Date of birth 22 May 1899
Place of birth Chesham, England[1]
Date of death 1 June 1961(1961-06-01) (aged 62)[2]
Place of death Chesham, England[2]
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919–1923 Watford 6 (1)
Chesham United
1930 Brentford 0 (0)
Chesham United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Personal lifeEdit

Barnes' brother Maurice was killed during a Chesham United match in which both brothers were playing.[2] He worked as a boot manufacturer in Chesham.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Watford 1919–20[3] Southern League First Division 1 0 0 0 1 0
1921–22[4] Third Division South 1 1 0 0 1 1
1922–23[4] 3 0 0 0 3 0
1923–24[4] 1 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 6 1 0 0 6 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 18. ISBN 978-1905891610.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Watford Football Club archive 1881–2016 – Players – Atkinson to Bates" (PDF). p. 26. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Watford Football Club archive 1881–2016 – Seasons – 1910/11 to 1919/20" (PDF). p. 11. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Watford Football Club archive 1881–2016 – Seasons – 1920/21 to 1929/30" (PDF). pp. 2–4. Retrieved 6 January 2019.