An uncompromising left-back, he is still the subject of great affection amongst Middlesbrough fans.
George joined Middlesbrough F.C. in 1937 and went on to make 143 Football League appearances for them, scoring on 5 occasions.
George was also England's first post-World War 2 captain, in addition to being made captain of a Great Britain XI against a Rest of Europe XI in 1947.
A pioneer of his day, he later went on to manage PSV Eindhoven and the Dutch national football team, in addition to Sunderland and Gateshead.
His statue now stands alongside the Ayresome Gates, in front of Middlesbrough FC's Riverside Stadium.