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Rest in Peace: George Darwin

13 June 2019

Mansfield Town are saddened to learn of the passing of former player George Darwin, who has died aged 87.

George was a quick and tricky inside forward who scored 64 goals in 132 appearances for the Stags.

Born in the North East, he turned professional with Huddersfield Town, before moving to Mansfield in 1953.

In 1955, whilst with the Stags, he played for the Division 3 North XI in their annual match against their southern counterparts. 

In his final season with the club (1956-57) he was the Stags' leading goalscorer with 19 league goals in 35 appearances.

In the summer of 1957, he moved on to Derby County, who had just won the Division 3 North title, in exchange for £4,000 and full-back Keith Savin.

He did well during his time at the Baseball Ground with 33 goals in 97 appearances, before moving to Rotherham United.

The club passes its sincere condolences to George's friends and family at this sad time. May he rest in peace.

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