Hull born goalkeeper George Cook joined Hull City from Brunswick Institute during the club’s inaugural season in 1904 and remained at the club until 1908. His only senior appearance came in October 1905 when a fixture clash between a home league game against Manchester United (a money-spinning Saturday fixture) and an FA Cup qualifier away at Denaby United prompted City to play both games on the same day, sending a second string squad to Denaby. Cook was a prominent figure in the City reserve and 3rd XIs, but never again made the first team. He joined local side Beverley Old in 1908 and in April 1909 he represented “Old” in the East Riding Cup Final. He later rejoined Hull City, appearing for the reserves as late as 1916.
During World War One he served in the Merchant Navy while living with his wife at Myton Gate in Hull. He died in the summer of 1927.
Date/Place of Birth: 25 January 1885, Hull
Hull City First Game: 28 October 1905, Denaby United A (FA Cup Second Qualifying Round), 20 years, 276 days old
Hull City Final Game: 28 October 1905, Denaby United A (FA Cup Second Qualifying Round, 20 years, 276 days old
Brunswick Institute, Hull City (1904-1908), Beverley Old, Hull City
Hull City Record
Career: 1 apps, 0 goalsGeorge Cook