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George Nicol (footballer)

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Full nameGeorge Nicol
Date of birth14 December 1903
Place of birthSaltcoats, Scotland
Date of death18 December 1968(age 65)
Place of deathArdrossan, Scotland
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing positionCentre forward

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George Nicol (14 February 1903 18 December 1968), also known as Geordie Nicol, was a Scottish professional footballer who scored 63 goals from 103 appearances in the Football League playing for Manchester United, Brighton & Hove Albion and Gillingham. He played as a centre forward.

Nicol was born in Saltcoats, Scotland, and played in Scottish Junior football before joining Manchester United in January 1928. He moved on to Brighton in May 1929, and was their leading scorer in the 1930 31 season with 31 goals in all competitions. He had a season in the Irish League with Glenavon before returning to England to play for Gillingham and then for French club RC Roubaix. He died in Ardrossan at the age of 65.

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