George Haigh, English footballer, Died at 103

George Haigh was born on June 26, 1915, and died on April 23, 2019; he was an English professional footballer, mainly known for his association with Stockport County.

At the age of 103, George was the oldest surviving former County player and had been widely attributed for being the oldest surviving former professional footballer, although Arthur Smith is one month older.

George career started at Manchester City in 1931, as a junior.

He played in the reserves alongside Frank Swift, but when Swift was, promoted to the senior side, Haigh stayed where he was.

During his time at City, he also worked in a dying and bleaching factory.

In 1936, George joined Stockport County, where he played at all levels for County, from the A team right up to the first team.

George had the misfortune to score an own goal on his debut for County and made a second league appearance before the outbreak of the Second World War.

George Haigh passed away at the age of 103.