Forward, Football player
Who is George O'Boyle?
O'Boyle, a striker, began his career with Linfield. He left Northern Ireland in 1988 to join French club Bordeaux. The following year, he joined Dunfermline Athletic for £250,000. In 1994, he was signed by St. Johnstone manager Paul Sturrock for a £200,000. He reached both the high and low points of his career during his seven years at McDiarmid Park. He played in the 1998 Scottish League Cup Final defeat by Rangers.
On 5 January 2001, O'Boyle and St. Johnstone teammate Kevin Thomas were sacked following drug-taking allegations. The two players, it was alleged, were found using an unidentified white powder at the club's Christmas 2000 party in Perth's That Bar. The Scottish Premier League attempted to overturn the sacking but it was over-ruled by the Scottish FA.
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- Dec 14, 1967
- Northern Ireland
- Lived in
on July 23, 2013
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