George Gresham

Forward, Football player

1874 –

42

Who is George Gresham?

George Gresham was a footballer who played inside forward for Gainsborough Trinity F.C. before moving in 1895 to Thames Ironworks F.C., the team that became West Ham United F.C.

In an experimental 'floodlit friendly' on 16 March 1896, Thames Ironworks F.C. faced Woolwich Arsenal for the first time. George Gresham scored twice, in a game that Woolwich Arsenal won 5-3.

He was a regular for three seasons for the "The Irons", and was part of the team that were London League champions in the 1897-98 season and Southern League Division Two champions the following year.

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Born
1874
Nationality
  • England

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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