Whitworth was an experienced and versatile forward that joined the Tigers in November 1925 after a short unsuccessful spell at Sheffield Wednesday (against whom he made his City debut). He was a first choice centre forward for nearly two seasons, contributing 30 goals and ending up City’s top goalscorer in 1926/27. But by the 1927/28 season George was usurped by other striking options.
Born in Northampton, Whitworth joined Northampton Town from the bucolicly-named Rushden Windmill at 18 years old. World War One hampered the early stages of his league career but by 1922 he was scoring regularly and moved to Crystal Palace, recently elected to the Football League, where he bagged 50 goals in just over 100 games – he scored Palace’s first League hattrick in April 1923 against Wolves. A move to Sheffield Wednesday in Summer 1925 yielded no appearances, prompting the move to City.
Whitworth left City in 1928 he closed his career in the North East and his native East Midlands.
Date/Place of Birth: 14 July 1896, Northampton
Hull City First Game: 21 November 1925, Sheffield Wednesday H (Division Two), 29 years, 130 days old
Hull City Final Game: 5 May 1928, Oldham Athletic A (Division Two), 31 years, 296 days old
Rushden Windmill, Northampton Town (1914-1922), Crystal Palace (1922-1925), Sheffield Wednesday (1925), Hull City (1925-1928), South Shields, Peterborough & Fletton United, Blyth Spartans
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Career: 72 apps, 32 goalsGeorge Whitworth