Tottenham on this Day
George Hunt was a goalscoring centre-forward for Tottenham in the 1930s. In March, 1934 he scored three hat-tricks in six games.
24th March, 1934
Newcastle United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 3 1st Division
Scorer: Hunt (3)
This is a game which saw Tottenham winning with a hat-trick from their prolific goal scoring centre forward, George Hunt. This was the second of his three hat-tricks in the space of six games during March, 1934 and in total he scored five hat-tricks during the season including four in a game against Sheffield United.
His hat-tricks in 1933-34 came against:
Sept. 1933 v Chelsea (a) Won 4 – 0
Dec. 1933 v Sheffield United (h) Won 4 – 1 (Hunt scored all 4)
3rd March, 1934 v Everton (h) Won 3 – 0
24th March, 1934 v Newcastle United (a) Won 3 – 1
31st March, 1934 v Leeds United (h) Won 5 – 1
In season 1933 – 34, Hunt scored 35 League and Cup goals as Spurs finished third in the 1st Division. The previous season he had scored 36 goals and 26 in the season before that.George Hunt
George Hunt, known as the ‘Chesterfield Tough’, spent seven years at White Hart Lane, signing in 1930 after a season at Chesterfield. He was a goal scoring centre-forward and has a record of 137 League and Cup goals for Tottenham in 198 appearances. After a difficult start with Spurs when he found it hard to replace goalscorer supreme, Ted Harper, given time by his manager, Hunt proved his worth.
He helped the team to promotion in 1933 and won three England caps. After seven seasons with Spurs he moved to Arsenal but only stayed there for six months before moving to Bolton. He remained with Bolton for ten years and joined Sheffield Wednesday in 1946. He became a coach at Bolton on his retirement from playing and at the club the club for almost twenty years.
George Hunt’s Goalscoring Records:
George Hunt held the record as Tottenham’s leading goalscorer with 137 goals until the ‘Double’ season when in August, 1960 Bobby Smith surpassed him. Smith’s second goal at Blackburn marked the passing of the record to another Tottenham legend.
Hunt is now 6th on the Tottenham list of goalscorers with Jermain overtaking him this season.