George Stevenson

George Stevenson was a Motherwell legend both as player and manager. As an inside-forward, indeed "The Prince of Inside Forwards" between 1923 and the Second World War he took the field for The Steelman over five hundred times, scoring at  a goal every three games, winning the league in 1932 and twelve Scotland caps to boot. He then helped to keep the club going during the War-years and on football's resumption in 1946 he would manage it for just shy of a decade, reaching the Scottish Cup final in 1951 and taking the trophy in 1952. Over thirty years he was a one-club man but one born in 1905 not in Lanark but Ayrshire, in Kilbirnie, his father being a Dublin-born flax-dresser, his mother born in Paisley. 

So what, you may ask, is the Highland connection? The answer is that he would die there in 1990 at the age of eighty-four. Officially place of death was Dingwall, Inbhir Pheofharain in Gaelic,  but actually it was the Ravenscroft Guest House in the Victoriian spa-village of Strathpeffer five miles up the strath.     

Birth Locator:

Nitshill Terrace, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire

 

Residence Locations:

1911 - 18, Bank St., Kilbirnie, Ayrshire

1921 - 44, Knoxville Rd., Kilbirnie, Ayrshire

 

Death Locator:

Ravenscroft, Strathpeffer, Ross-shire

 

Burial Locator:

Fortrose George?

 

Other Locations:

Motherwell Football Club Hall of Fame

 

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