Player #292

Appearances:

4

Starts:

4

Goals:

0

Seasons:

2

George Harkus
George Harkus

Source: 1922-23 Aston Villa Team Portrait from Football card issued by Chums boys' paper under the Football Teams series, 1922.

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George Harkus
George Harkus

Source: 1922-23 Aston Villa Team Portrait from Football card issued by Chums boys' paper under the Football Teams series, 1922.

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George Harkus

Position

Midfielder

From

1921-22

To

1922-23

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George Harkus

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

22
23

Division

D1
D1

Appearances

4
1
3

Starts

4
1
3

Substitute

0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0

Goals

0
0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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George Cecil Harkus

Birth Date

Sunday, 25 September 1898

Birth Place

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Scotswood FC

From

For

Free

On

May 1921

Previous Clubs

Nuns Moor |
Edinburgh Emmett |
Scotswood FC |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Southampton

For

£250

On

May 1923

Subsequent Clubs

1923-30 Southampton |
1930 Lyon Olympique Universitaire |
1931-32 New Milton Town FC |
1932 Southampton |
1932-33 Southport |
1933-34 Boston United |

George Harkus
George Harkus

Source: 1922-23 Aston Villa Team Portrait from Football card issued by Chums boys' paper under the Football Teams series, 1922.

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George Harkus
George Harkus

Source: 1922-23 Aston Villa Team Portrait from Football card issued by Chums boys' paper under the Football Teams series, 1922.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1922-23 Free, 4 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee |

First Squad Appearance

Wednesday, 5 April 1922

Debut Appearance

Wednesday, 5 April 1922

Huddersfield Town (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 20 January 1923

Nottingham Forest (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 20 January 1923

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

28 September 1950, Aged 52

George Harkus

Player #292 for Aston Villa, George Cecil Harkus, played as a midfielder for the club in a position then known as wing half.

George played for Villa in 1921-22 and 1922-23 making 4 appearances

George was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 25 September 1898 and he made his debut appearance for Villa on 5 April 1922 aged 23.

Villa had signed George from Scotswood FC in May 1921, joining as an amateur, before signing professional forms with the club in February 1922.

George made four Division One appearances for Villa before being sold to Southampton for £250 in May 1923.

Following his football career which included a short, and at that time unusual, spell in French football, Harkus joined the RAF and served in WW2 stationed in the Middle East.

In the birthday honours list for 1949, Harkus was awarded the MBE for “keeping up the morale in the forces”.

George’s final game had come on 20 January 1923 aged 24 having played under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

George passed away in Southampton on 28th September 1950 aged just 52, only a year after his award.