Creative midfielder George Moncur joned Hull City in June 2021 as manager Grant McCann started to build a squad ready to compete at Championship level following the League One title winning season of 2020/21. Moncur was immediately introduced to the City first team at the start of the season, deputising for the injured George Honeyman, and briefly established himself as a part of McCann’s first team with his penetrative dribbling and creative passing. However as the season progressed and new manager Shota Arveladze took over the helm George’s opportunities for first team action became more fleeting.
George Anthony Moncur, the son of a professional footballer John Moncur, was born in Swindon but grew up in Loughton, Essex. He spent his early teens playing in the Tottenham Hotspur academy system before switching to West Ham United at the age of 14. By September 2010 Moncur had graduated through the West Ham youth team to the reserves, where he worked under ex-Tiger Alex Dyer, and earned his first professional contract.
He made his senior debut in January 2012 during a loan spell at AFC Wimbledon, having been an unused substitute for the Hammers a year earlier in a League Cup tie. His first senior goal came in a March 2012 League Two win for AFC Wimbledon over Burton Albion and he completed his loan spell having made 20 appearances and scored twice. In August 2012 he made his West Ham debut in a League Cup tie against Crewe Alexandra but made no further appearances that season despite sitting on the bench for several Premier League matches. His next West Ham appearance came in an FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest in January 2014, which led to a half-season loan at Scottish Premiership side Partick Thistle, where he made only two starts and scored once in May 2014 against Ross County.
George joined Colchester United on loan at the start of the 2014/15 season, a move that was made permanent in November 2014. After two seasons with the U’s in which Moncur shone despite the club flirting with and eventually succumbing to relegation, he transferred Championship side Barnsley in June 2016 for a £500,000 fee – he made 97 appearances for Colchester and scored 23 goals. Within three months of his arrival Moncur was loaned to League One side Peterborough United for half a season where he scored 3 times in 15 appearances including a September 2016 brace against Port Vale. He returned to Barnsley in January 2017 but was unable to prevent the Tykes being relegated to League One. Moncur was used regularly in the 2017/18 season, often as impact substitute, as Barnsley made an immediate return to the second tier. He performed the same role in the first half of the 2018/19 season before leaving Barnsley in January 2019 having scored nine times in 78 senior appearances. Moncur joined Luton Town and spent a season and a half at Kenilworth Road, again deployed primarily as the man coming off the bench to change a game – he made 59 appearances for the Hatters and scored 11 goals prior to his move to Hull City.
Moncur won caps at England under-17 level and made his England under-18 debut in November 2010 against Poland. A second cap at Under-18 level came in April 2011 against Italy.
Date/Place of Birth: 18 August 1993, Swindon
Hull City First Game: 7 August 2021, Preston North End A (Championship), 27 years, 354 days old
Hull City Final Game: [current player]
West Ham United (2010-2014), AFC Wimbledon (2012, loan), Partick Thistle (2014, loan), Colchester United (2014, loan), Colchester United (2014-2016), Barnsley (2016-2019), Peterborough United (2016-2017, loan), Luton Town (2019-2021), Hull City (2021-current)
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Career: 16 apps, 0 goalsGeorge Moncur
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