Right back George Goldsmith joined the Tigers in December 1928 and after half a season of acclimatisation at his first professional club, he slotted into a first team regular berth for the next five seasons. Goldsmith had a reputation for pace and resilience, and was a big feature of City’s unlikely run to the FA Cup semi final in 1930. That season finished in relegation to Division Three North, and Goldsmith played in all three seasons it took City to return to the second tier. After a near ever-present season in Division Two George’s form was such that he was attracting the attention of First Division sides.
Goldsmith hailed from Margrove Park in East Cleveland, a model mining village between two North Riding market towns, Guisborough and Loftus. He played non-League football for Denaby Main, Bishop Auckland and Loftus Albion prior to joining Darlington is 1927 and Hull City a year later.
In June 1934 Goldsmith switched to high flying First Division club Tottenham Hotspur, but he made only one senior appearance for the White Hart Lane side before a switch to top flight rivals Bolton Wanderers during March 1935. He stayed with the Trotters for a year and a half before a move to Runcorn in 1936.
By 1939 Goldsmith was living in Hemsworth near Barnsley, his football career was behind him and he was listed as a general labourer. He remained in the Barnsley area until his death in September 1974.
Date/Place of Birth: 11 March 1905, Loftus
Hull City First Game: 29 December 1928, Southampton A (Division Two), 23 years, 293 days old
Hull City Final Game: 5 May 1934, Burnley H (Division Two), 29 years, 55 days old
Denaby Main, Bishop Auckland, Loftus Albion, Darlington (1927-1928), Hull City (1928-1934), Tottenham Hostspur (1934-1935), Bolton Wanderers (1934-1936), Runcorn
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Career: 190 apps, 0 goalsGeorge Goldsmith