Everyone at Fleetwood Town is devastated to learn of the passing of our former player George McIntyre, who has died at the age of 91.
George started his football career at his local club Coupar Angus in Scotland before moving to Kilmarnock. He then moved to the Fylde Coast during his National Service with the RAF based at Kirkham and started playing for Blackpool’s reserve and A teams.
He stayed on the coast after his discharge from the RAF and joined Fleetwood FC, making his debut away for the club at Nelson in the Lancashire Combination in October 1953.
He was a regular in the Fleetwood side throughout the following eight seasons, making his final Fleetwood appearance at the end of the 1960-61 season. In total George amassed 307 first-team appearances for Fleetwood, mainly as a left-back, scoring 20 goals.
He then moved onto Lytham FC where he became player-manager before ending his career with a brief spell at Great Harwood.
George was a proud and popular member of our Former Players Association, attending the monthly gatherings at Poolfoot regularly. Everybody at Fleetwood Town wishes to extend their sincere condolences to George’s family and friends at this very sad time.
As a memory, we interviewed George back in 2018 whilst at one of the Former Players Association's meetings at Poolfoot Farm - give it a watch: