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George Fisher 1925 - 2015

1 September 2015

Millwall mourns passing of former Lions full-back

It is with great sadness that Millwall Football Club learned of the passing of George Fisher on Sunday at the age of 90.

George was born in Bermondsey, a stone's throw from the current Millwall ground, on 19th June 1925, and along with identical twin brother Jack, was spotted by Bill Voisey playing for the ATC and joined his local club.

Having served for four years in the RAF, two of those in Italy, the start of George's Millwall career was somewhat delayed, but he did appear at full-back in The Lions' first ever appearance at Wembley Stadium in the War Cup (South) Final against Chelsea in April 1945 at the age of 19. He was the last surviving member of that side.

George made his Football League debut against Manchester City on 18th January 1947 and went on to play 316 senior games for Millwall, scoring four goals, before being transferred to Second Division Fulham in September 1955.

Having finished his career at Colchester United, George maintained his contact with Millwall, and was a guest of the club when The Lions returned to Wembley for the first time in 1999 in the Auto-Windscreens Shield Final. He was most recently at The Den in 2010 for the 125 year anniversary celebrations.

We will be marking George's contribution to Millwall Football Club at the Southend game on 19th September. Our condolences go to his wife Marie, brother Jack and the rest of his family.

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