George joined Crystal Palace in May 1960 and went on to play in 153 matches as a highly-regarded wing-half.
He was a crucial part of the Palace team which earned promotion to Division Three in 1960/61, when his seven goals and constant presence helped guide the club to a second-place finish. George also played in the 1965 FA Cup quarter final with Leeds United.
In 1965, he retired to become a coach with the club and later went on to manage Leyton Orient and Millwall. As a coach with Palace, George was instrumental for the players who won promotion in 1968/69 under manager Bert Head.
Everyone at Crystal Palace would like to share their deepest sympathies with George’s family.