George Browell, the first of three brothers to play for City in the early years of the club’s history, was the club’s first right half. He was one of City’s most prominent and regular players in the pre-WW1 period. He joined from West Stanley, a non-league team from County Durham, in September 1905 and was a constant presence in the City first XI for the club’s first five Division Two seasons. In 1910/11 he was again a regular starter during the first half of the season, but was used sparingly in the New Year.
Browell was born in Walbottle, then a bucolic village alongside Hadrian’s Wall and now an outer suburb of Newcastle. He moved to Grimsby Town in 1911 but after a season at Blundell Park Browell returned to West Stanley. He died in 1951.
Date/Place of Birth: 21 November 1884, Walbottle
Hull City First Game: 30 September 1905, Burton United H (Division Two), 20 years, 313 days old
Hull City Final Game: 15 April 1911, Blackpool H (Division Two), 26 years, 145 days old
West Stanley, Hull City (1905-1911), Grimsby Town (1911-1912), West Stanley
Hull City Record
Career: 208 apps, 3 goalsGeorge Browell