George Reader

George Reader

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. George Reader was the fourth man to referee a FIFA World Cup Final, the first Englishman to do so, and the oldest match official at any World Cup in history. He hailed from Nuneaton, Warwickshire. By profession he was a schoolmaster, going to St Luke's teacher training college just after the First World War in Exeter. St. Luke's is now part of Exeter University. Finding work in Exeter as a young teacher, Reader first played as an amateur for Exeter City in the Southern Football League, in the 1919-20 season. It was with that club that he played in a friendly against Southampton on 3 January 1920, a week before the third round of the FA Cup. Reader scored and impressed the visiting side so much that they signed him for a fee of 50, as a handy replacement centre-forward to Bill Rawlings, who was a mainstay of the Saints side in the 1920s
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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134929999
  • 9786134929998