Playing Career: 1951 - 1954
Debut: Round 16, 1951 v Fitzroy Aged 18 years & 300 days old
Carlton Player No. 654
Last game: Round 16, 1954 v Essendon Aged 21 years & 296 days old
Guernsey No. 30
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 76 kg
DOB: October 21, 1930
Wearing guernsey #30, Stafford played 25 games for Carlton after debuting in Season 1951. Stafford was a member of the under 19's 1949 premiership team and the 1951 and 1953 reserves premiership teams. Stafford was cleared to play for Brighton for the 1955 season.
Stafford was recruited from VFA club Northcote, he is the younger brother of fellow Blue Fred Stafford.
George Stafford died on July 30, 2010 aged 77 years old.
Footnote1952 and a 20 yo George Stafford announced his engagement to Betty Harper, to see Argus photo click here> http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23176112
George was involved in a fracas at the 1954 U19 Grand Final between Carlton and Footscray.
To read about the sensational finish of the game, See Menu; drop down to On Field, go to Lower Grades, then U19s, and click 1954
To read The Argus report of the findings of the Carlton Court, click here> http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23444071
The V.F.L. investigated and disqualified Stafford for the first 4 games of the 1955 season.
To read The Argus report click here> http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23443307
Career Highlights1949 - U/19's Premiership
1951 - Reserves Premiership
1951 - Reserves Most Consistent Player
1953 - Reserves Premiership