56 George Walden

Biography

Centre forward George Joseph Walden had a single season at City in 1909/10, making his league debut and scoring in a 1-0 November 1909 win against Bradford Park Avenue. Alas his second game a week later, at Derby County, was to be Walden’s last City appearance as manager Ambrose Langley preferred to restore prolific Tynesider John Smith to the centre forward role.

Walden was born in Poplar, close to London’s East End docklands. Hull City was his first senior club after learning his trade in London’s junior football scene and briefly serving Millwall’s reserves. Walden joined Rotherham Town in September 1910 and went on to also serve Denaby United, Luton Town and Scunthorpe & Lindsey United. Walden did not resume his playing career following the end of the First World War.

Walden died in April 1944 in seemingly tragic circumstances – he was found dead by the railway lines at Manor Park station in East London.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 31 March 1888, Poplar
Hull City First Game: 6 November 1909, Bradford Park Avenue A (Division Two), 21 years, 220 days old
Hull City Final Game: 13 November 1909, Derby County A (Division Two), 21 years, 227 days old

Clubs

Hull City (1909-1910), Rotherham Town (1910-1911), Denaby United (1911-1912), Luton Town (1912-1913), Scunthorpe & Lindsey United (1913-1914)

Hull City Record

Career: 2 apps, 1 goals

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