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George Mutch
Personal information
Full name George Mutch
Date of birth 21 September 1912(1912-09-21)
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Date of death 30 March 2001 (aged 88)
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
Banks O' Dee
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
000?–1934 Arbroath
1934–1937 Manchester United 112 (46)
1937–1946 Preston North End 83 (24)
1946–1947 Bury 21 (8)
1947–1948 Southport (player-trainer) 14 (2)
Total 230 (80)
National team
1938 Scotland 1 (0)
Teams managed
1948–1950 Southport (trainer)
1950–? Banks O' Dee
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

George Mutch (21 November 1912 - 30 March 2001) was a Scottish football player. He played as an inside forward. Born in Aberdeen, Mutch started his football career with Avondale before joining Banks O' Dee. He then moved on to Arbroath, and signed for Manchester United in 1934. He played for United for four years, scoring 49 goals. After leaving, he went to Preston North End, where he helped the club win the 1938 FA Cup Final, the first to be shown on television. In the last minute of extra time, Mutch was fouled. He scored the resulting penalty kick, which rebounded from the underside of the bar, to win the match for Preston North End.[1] Mutch remained with Preston throughout the Second World War, but joined Bury at the cessation of hostilities. After a season with Bury, he joined Southport as a player-trainer, before taking up his training responsibilities on a permanent basis in 1948. He then returned to Scotland as the manager of Banks O' Dee in 1950.

He earned one cap for the Scotland national football team, a 1–0 win over England at Wembley Stadium on 9 April 1938.


  1. ^ "FA Cup Heroes". The Football Association. Retrieved 5 September 2009.  

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