George Male
George Male

George Male

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Name George Male
Arsenal Career 1929 - 1948
Position:
Appearances 318 (318 starts, 0 as a sub)
Goals 0

George Male spent more than half of his life at Arsenal.
 
The right back from east London joined the Gunners in 1929 and didn't leave the Club until May 1975.
 
His debut came against Blackpool in December 1930, a game Arsenal won 7-1. He played in two more games that campaign and in nine the following season.
 
He became a first-team regular in 1932/33 after being switched to right back by Herbert Chapman and went on to play in 100 consecutive games between October 1932 and December 1934.
 
In the mid-1930s Male became Arsenal captain and held the honour until the outbreak of World War Two. He was also England captain from 1936 until the start of the conflict.
 
Male was 29 when England went to war and when the League resumed his appearances would be sporadic.
 
He had made 181 wartime appearances while also serving with the RAF in Palestine. When he retired from playing he became a coach to Arsenal juniors, chief scout and held several other administrative positions at Arsenal before retiring in 1975.
 
He died in February 1998.