George Curtis (footballer, born 1939)

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George Curtis
Personal information
Date of birth (1939-05-05) 5 May 1939 (age 80)
Place of birth Dover, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Snowdown Colliery Welfare
1955–1969 Coventry City 487 (11)
1969–1972 Aston Villa 51 (3)
Teams managed
1986–1987 Coventry City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

George Curtis (born 5 May 1939) is an English former footballer who played in the Football League as a defender for Coventry City and Aston Villa.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Curtis was born in Dover, Kent, and resided in the village of Aylesham, Kent in the Kent Coalfield, he started his career with the nearby Snowdown Colliery Welfare before signing for Coventry City in October 1955.[1] As club captain, the centre-half led the Sky Blues from the Fourth Division to the First, he left in December 1969, having played a then club record 487 league games, a record now held by Steve Ogrizovic,[2] and scoring 11 goals.

His next club was Aston Villa whom Curtis helped to win the Third Division title in the 1971–72 season.

Management career[edit]

After retirement as a player, Curtis became Commercial Manager at Coventry City in July 1974 and then Managing Director in September 1983, he managed the club between April 1986 and May 1987. He and John Sillett led Coventry to victory in the 1987 FA Cup Final.[2][3]

After the 1987 FA Cup Victory, Curtis brought the FA Cup Trophy to the Aylesham Working Men's Club (formerly the British Legion Club) in Aylesham, Kent, where Curtis started his football career.



  1. ^ a b "George Curtis". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 14 November 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Hall of Fame". Coventry City F.C. 29 May 2007. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Club History". Coventry City F.C. 26 June 2008. Retrieved 14 November 2009.
  4. ^ "Coventry City | Club | History | History | Hall of Fame". 22 July 2012. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2015.

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