George O'Dell

George William O'Dell (16 January 1901 – 1971) was an English professional footballer who played as a wing half.

George O'Dell
Personal information
Full name George William O'Dell
Date of birth 16 January 1901
Place of birth Hoddesdon, England
Date of death 1971 (aged 69–70)
Position(s) Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
St Albans City
1927–1932 Northampton Town 147 (10)
1932–1934 Wigan Athletic 76 (?)
1934–1935 Newport County 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Born in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, O'Dell was signed by Northampton Town from St Albans City in 1927.[1] He spent five seasons at Northampton, making 147 Football League appearances for the club. He joined newly formed Wigan Athletic in 1932, and played in the club's first ever league game.[2] He made 76 Cheshire League appearances in two seasons at the club before returning to the Football League with Newport County in 1934.


  1. ^ "The New Players". The Northampton Mercury. 12 August 1927. p. 7.
  2. ^ Hayes, Dean (1996). The Latics: The Official History of Wigan Athletic F.C. Harefield: Yore Publications. p. 48. ISBN 978-1-874427-91-9.

External linksEdit

  • George O'Dell at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)