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George Hazlett

27 December 2012

Untimely passing of former Lion

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the untimely passing of former Lions player George Hazlett, who passed away on 22nd December aged 89.
George, an outside-right, had the unique distinction of playing professional football in four home nations. After national service in the Royal Navy, he signed for Glasgow Celtic in early 1946 for whom he appeared in the "Old Firm" derby games.
After a couple of years George moved to Northern Ireland where he assisted Belfast Celtic for a further 12 months.
Following Celtic's demise, he came back to England to link up with Bury in June 1949, for whom he made over 100 appearances.
After leaving Gigg Lane George had a brief stay at Cardiff City, where he made just seven appearances, before arriving for a five year-stint at Millwall in May 1953.
George was able to operate on either wing and could deliver the ball at pace when supplying strikers like John Shepherd, George Stobbart, Johnny Summers, and Dennis Pacey with his precision passes.
He went on to make 131 appearances for The Lions and scored 10 goals. After leaving Millwall in 1958, George lived in New Cross Road before moving to Kent.
Our sincere condolences to George's family and friends at this sad time.

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