1909-1911 (Leeds City Player Details)
Born: West Derby, Liverpool: 21-05-1887
Debut: v Barnsley (a): 17-03-1910
Height & Weight: Unknown
George Ackerley began his career as an amateur inside-forward with Liverpool, though he never made an appearance for the first team. He joined
Second Division Leeds City, who were fighting relegation, in March 1910 but, as Jimmy Gemmell had lost form, the Leeds Manager Frank Scott-Walford
took the chance of giving dropped him, which gave Ackerley an early opportunity to impress at first team, as he gave him his debut at inside-left in the
1-1 draw at Barnsley on 17th March 1910. However, when he failed to impress, he lost the position to David Dougal. He only made two appearances at
Inside Left during his time with City. His only other game came at Manchester City in the penultimate game of the 1909-10 season, on 23rd April 1910.
Once again he struggled and missed a number of goalscoring opportunities as Leeds lost 3-0, but fortunately they had already done enough to safeguard
their League status. Ackerley remained at Elland Road, available for selection by the club again for 1910-11, but left the club thereafter and made no further
appearances in senior football. George worked as a fruit merchant salesman in Liverpool until he died in 1958.