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RIP George Underwood

21 September 2017

All at Sheffield United were saddened to hear of the passing, after illness, of former player George Underwood

George was born in Sheffield on 6th September 1925 and joined United as an amateur in 1946, signing professional forms the following year.

As an amateur he combined playing with a job in the offices of the Arthur Lee factory and he would one day become a company director of the renowned local business.

His first team appearances came at the end of the 1949/50 season when he stepped in for the injured Harry Latham as United pushed for promotion, only to miss out by the margin of one goal!

George was one of the elite band to have been on the books of both Sheffield clubs when he joined Wednesday for a reported fee of £1,000 in 1951, but he made no first team appearances for our neighbours before joining Scunthorpe United after two years at Hillsborough. His career finished at Rochdale.

George attended various functions at the Lane over the years and was well regarded by all those fortunate to come into contact with him at the club down the years.

In total he made 17 Football League appearances for the Blades, as well as two each in the FA and County Cups.

Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time, made even more poignant by the meeting of two of his former clubs in the Steel City derby this weekend.


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