George Berry, Commercial Director (North)
George Berry, Commercial Director (North).
George is a former professional footballer who began his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers as an apprentice in April 1974, signing his first professional contract on his 18th birthday. During his spell at Wolves he won the Fans' Player of the Year Award in 1979 and was part of the 1980 League Cup winning team beating reigning European champions Nottingham Forest 1-0 in the Final.
George left Molinuex in 1982 joining Midland rivals Stoke City, he went on to make 237 league appearances at the Potters and was honoured to be voted Stoke City's all-time cult hero by the fans ahead of legends Dennis Smith and Mark Stein.
George went on to play with Peterborough United (scoring a last day equaliser securing the club promotion to the old Third Division). He subsequently had spells at Preston North End and Aldershot before joining Stafford Rangers in the Conference League. George also has five international caps having represented Wales, making his debut against West Germany in 1979.
As a player George was a PFA Delegate and a member of the Management Committee. After retirement George worked for four years working as the Commercial Executive at Stafford Rangers, before joining the PFA full time in the Association’s commercial department.
George is currently Head of Manchester’s Commercial office.