George Edward Holland Richardson joined the Tigers in December 1923 to bring experience to City’s attacking line. He played a supporting role for two and a half seasons with first team starts hampered by a broken leg experienced early in his spell at Anlaby Road. He left the club in the 1926 close season.
Hailing from Seaham Harbour in County Durham, Richardson joined Huddersfield Town in 1914, served the Royal Navy during World War One, then returned to the Terriers and stayed for a further five years. He contributed to Huddersfield’s promotion to Division One and claimed an FA Cup Final winners medal in 1922.
Richardson ended his career in 1929 after single seasons at Bradford City and Hartlepools United, then a short spell at Lancaster Town. By 1939 he was a billiard hall manager in Huddersfield, and after World War Two he returned to football and became assistant trainer for Huddersfield Town. He died in April 1969.
Date/Place of Birth: 4 December 1891, Seaham Harbour
Hull City First Game: 8 December 1923, Coventry City H (Division Two), 32 years, 4 days old
Hull City Final Game: 13 February 1926, Chelsea H (Division Two), 34 years, 71 days old
Seaham Harbour, Huddersfield Town (1914-1923), Hull City (1923-1926), Bradford City (1926-1927), Hartlepools United (1927-1928), Lancaster Town (1928-1929)
Hull City Record
Career: 46 apps, 2 goalsGeorge Richardson