10-10-1950: Arsenal striker Charlie George was born on this day in 1950. Charlie George was born within a short distance of Highbury and followed the team from the North Bank. George was part of the Arsenal team that did the double in 1970-71. He scored the winning goal in the FA Cup final win over Liverpool with a fierce strike in the final period of extra time.
Watch the goal and the equally famous celebration on YouTube.
George moved to Derby County in 1975 and scored a hat-trick against Real Madrid in the European Cup. He was capped once for England – against the Republic of Ireland in September 1976.
Read more on Charlie George at Arsenal Land.
10-10-1966: Tony Adams was born on this day in 1966. Adams played 669 matches for Arsenal between 1984 and 2002 – second behind David O’Leary. Adams was Arsenal captain and the leader of a famed defence that won four league titles and three FA Cup Finals.
“He is the greatest Arsenal man of all time. As a player, he goes beyond Liam Brady, Alex James, Joe Mercer and Frank McLintock. I don’t think anyone has represented the club from the age of 17 to 35 and sustained all the injuries he’s had, while half the time fighting for his own soul. Only those close to him knew how had it was.”
Bob Wilson, 2002 from The Book of Football Quotations by Phil Shaw.
Watch Tony Adams on YouTube.