Charlie George and his life in football as we reflects on magic goal from 1971 FA Cup final and the years on

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Charlie George will for always be connected to that special goal from the 1971 FA Cup final as his career spinned for many years and on different continents.

He was a maverick Charlie George with his long hair as fashion in that era had it’s say. His time at Arsenal is well documented and there are of course some great highlights alongside that special goal.

To look up all his stats and facts you will find a life of football both on international duty to playing in Hong Kong and USA. He also had spells in English top flight with Derby and Southampton.

One of the real icons and most legendary players of his era.

His goal in the final of the 1971 FA Cup was in all seen as the peak of his career, despite happening at the age of 20, and sadly stopped a progress that by many would have thought would be a wonderful international career for England but he was capped just once, in a match vs. Republic of Ireland, played 60 minutes on the wing and was taken off.

His debut in an Arsenal shirt was as a 18 year old in a home tie vs. Everton. The game ended in a 0-1 defeat but the young player was on his way and completed 133 league games and scored 31 goals before his £100.000 move to Derby happened in the summer of 1975.

He was double winner at Arsenal as well as winning the European Inter City Fairs Cup. His first official game for Derby was the Charity Shield vs. West Ham and he did win that trophy as well with a 2-0 victory. The last of major trophies to be part of his collection was the UEFA Super Cup which he won while on loan at Nottingham Forest .

After retiring from football he has been a pub landlord and also worked in different hospitality roles at Arsenal and of course one very popular man to have around as a fans favorite at Highbury.

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