Player Info

  • George Tait

  • Born: 1859?, Aston, Birmingham
  • Died: 20th November 1882, Aston, Birmingham
  • England Career: 1881
  • Positions whilst with England: Centre Forward
  • Clubs whilst with England: Birmingham Excelsior
  • Notes: George Tait's exact date of birth is still unknown but it is likely to have been in the fourth quarter of 1859. His career started as a youngster to first team at Birmingham Excelsior. Douglas Lamming, in his book, suggest that Tait only got his England cap "was inline with the then policy of spreading honours around in matches other than those against Scotland". He died suddenly "from a severe attack of typhoid fever" at the young age of 23.

    N.B. His age below is approximate.

England Career Statistics

  • Only Cap: v Wales (FR) on 26th February 1881 aged 21 years, 3 months, 25 days
  • Starts: 1
  • Substitute: 0
  • Withdrawn: 0
  • Full Games: 1

England Match Statistics

    • Match Type
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Friendly
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Competitive
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • Home, Away or Neutral
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Home
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Match Result
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Lost
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Playing Positions
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Centre Forward
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Total
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0

England Managers

    • Manager
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Committee
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0

    England Team Mates (Top 10)

    Sources

    • An English Football Internationals' Who's Who by Douglas Lamming (Hutton Press 1990)
    • England's Who's Who by Tony Matthews (Pitch Publishing 2013)
    • Athletic News Obiturary, Wednesday 22nd November 1882, page 7.

    Match List