George Friend

Born: October 19, 1987 (age 29)

Height: 6'2" (188cm)

Hometown: Barnstaple, England
Nationality: England flag English

Position: Left-back
Team: Middlesbrough (no. 3)
Middlesbrough's George Friend during their Championship match with Leicester on September 29, 2012
Career History
Senior2005-2008Exeter City
2008-2010Wolverhampton Wanderers
→ 2009Millwall (loan)
→ 2009Southend United (loan)
→ 2009Scunthorpe United (loan)
→ 2010Exeter City (loan)
2010-2012Doncaster Rovers
2012-Middlesbrough
Sports Mole has 163 articles about George Friend. Articles 1 to 40:
Patrick Bamford in action for Middlesbrough on April 25, 2015
Team News: Patrick Bamford starts for Middlesbrough
Patrick Bamford starts for Middlesbrough as they welcome Sheffield United.
Aug 12, 16:43
Valencia's new Portuguese coach Nuno Espirito Santo speaks during a press conference at the Ciudad Deportiva de Paterna training ground near Valencia on July 4, 2014
Team News: Seven new faces start for Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolverhampton Wanderers name seven new signings in their home encounter with Middlesbrough.
Aug 5, 14:03
Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring with Philippe Coutinho during the Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool on April 16, 2017
Result: Liverpool ease past Middlesbrough to seal Champions League qualification
Liverpool clinch their place in next season's Champions League with a 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough at Anfield on the final day of the campaign.
May 21, 16:51
Roberto Firmino in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Everton on April 1, 2017
Team News: Roberto Firmino fit to start for Liverpool
Roberto Firmino is passed fit to start for Liverpool as they welcome Middlesbrough.
May 21, 14:02
George Friend after the Premier League game between Chelsea and Middlesbrough on May 8, 2017
George Friend "disappointed" by dressing room conduct
George Friend says that he is "disappointed with a few things in the dressing room", following Middlesbrough's relegation from the Premier League.
May 12, 18:33
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Middlesbrough on May 8, 2017
Result: Chelsea relegate Middlesbrough to march on towards Premier League title
Middlesbrough are relegated from the Premier League courtesy of a 3-0 defeat to Chelsea, who move to within one win of a second title in three years.
May 8, 21:51
Eddie Howe watches on during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth on April 15, 2017
Team News: Two changes for Bournemouth against Middlesbrough
Eddie Howe makes two changes to his Bournemouth side as they host Middlesbrough this afternoon.
Apr 22, 14:06
Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente holds off the challenge of Georginio Wijnaldum during his side's Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on January 21, 2017
Team News: Injured Fernando Llorente absent for Swansea City
Swansea City are without leading striker Fernando Llorente for their key clash with Middlesbrough, as boss Paul Clement makes three changes to his side.
Apr 2, 12:33
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho at the Europa League match against Saint-Etienne on February 16, 2017
Preview: Middlesbrough vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Premier League clash between managerless Middlesbrough and top-four hopefuls Manchester United at the Riverside Stadium.
Mar 17, 22:13
Middlesbrough striker Alvaro Negredo fends off the challenge of compatriot and former teammate David Silva during the Premier League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 5, 2016
Team News: Middlesbrough, Manchester City shuffle packs ahead of FA Cup clash
Middlesbrough and Manchester City make four and five changes respectively ahead of Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final at the Riverside Stadium.
Mar 11, 11:31
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka on the touchline with Pep Guardiola during his side's Premier League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 5, 2016
Preview: Middlesbrough vs. Manchester City
Sports Mole previews Saturday lunchtime's FA Cup quarter-final tie between Middlesbrough and Manchester City at the Riverside Stadium.
Mar 9, 18:42
Glen Johnson of Stoke City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Liverpool at Britannia Stadium on August 9, 2015
Team News: Glen Johnson, Geoff Cameron back for Stoke
Glen Johnson and Geoff Cameron return as Stoke City welcome Middlesbrough.
Mar 4, 14:05
Giannelli Imbula in action for Stoke City on September 10, 2016
Live Commentary: Stoke City 2-0 Middlesbrough - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's coverage as Stoke City beat travelling Middlesbrough 2-0 at the bet365 Stadium in the Premier League.
Mar 4, 14:00
'Big' Sam Allardyce basks in the Mackem glory of having led Sunderland to survival in the Premier League with a 3-0 victory over Everton, following in the footsteps of messrs Di Canio, Poyet and Advocaat
Team News: Mamadou Sakho makes Crystal Palace debut
Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce hands a debut to January signing Mamadou Sakho for his side's relegation battle with Middlesbrough.
Feb 25, 14:06
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka looks on prior to his side's Premier League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 5, 2016
Aitor Karanka: 'Crystal Palace match is massive'
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka admits that Saturday's Premier League clash with relegation rivals Crystal Palace is a "massive" game for both clubs.
Feb 23, 14:06
Calum Chambers in action for Middlesbrough on November 5, 2016
Team News: Calum Chambers, George Friend missing for Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough make two changes from their defeat against West Ham United ahead of their Premier League clash against West Bromwich Albion at the Riverside Stadium.
Jan 31, 19:07
Watford manager Walter Mazzarri has been in trapped that lamp so long, he's bent out of all recognition
Team News: Heurelho Gomes returns to much-changed Watford side for Middlesbrough clash
Watford and Middlesbrough make five changes apiece ahead of Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash at Vicarage Road.
Jan 14, 14:05
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka looks on prior to his side's Premier League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 5, 2016
Result: Middlesbrough, Leicester City play out goalless draw
Middlesbrough and Leicester City play out a goalless draw in their Premier League clash at the Riverside on Monday afternoon.
Jan 2, 14:24
Gaston Ramirez in action for Middlesbrough on October 29, 2016
Team News: Middlesbrough recall Gaston Ramirez, Islam Slimani misses out for Leicester City
Gaston Ramirez is recalled to Middlesbrough's starting lineup, while Islam Slimani misses out for Leicester City due to illness for this afternoon's kickoff.
Jan 2, 11:38
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho watches on from the stands ahead of his side's Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on November 6, 2016
Result: Manchester United leave it late to beat Middlesbrough
Manchester United score twice in the final five minutes to record a 2-1 win over Middlesbrough in Saturday's Premier League clash at Old Trafford.
Dec 31, 16:53
Anthony Martial celebrates scoring during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton on April 3, 2016
Team News: Five changes for Manchester United
Jose Mourinho makes five changes to his Manchester United side for the visit of Middlesbrough.
Dec 31, 14:04
Alvaro Negredo in action for Middlesbrough on November 20, 2016
Result: Middlesbrough inflict further misery on Swansea City
Swansea City drift further away from safety after suffering a 3-0 defeat against fellow strugglers Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.
Dec 17, 16:54
Gaston Ramirez in action for Middlesbrough on October 29, 2016
Team News: Gaston Ramirez returns for Middlesbrough against Swansea City
Gaston Ramirez passes a late fitness test to take a starting berth as Middlesbrough host Swansea City.
Dec 17, 14:09
Loris Karius during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Liverpool on December 4, 2016
Team News: Liverpool drop Loris Karius for Middlesbrough clash
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp drops Loris Karius in favour of Simon Mignolet for the trip to Middlesbrough.
Dec 14, 18:53
Diego Costa of Chelsea in action during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Team News: Chelsea remain unchanged for Middlesbrough trip
Diego Costa is fit to start Chelsea's meeting with Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium, as Antonio Conte names an unchanged side.
Nov 20, 15:03
Middlesbrough midfielder Marten De Roon celebrates with teammates after scoring the equaliser in his side's Premier League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 5, 2016
Result: Late Marten de Roon equaliser for Middlesbrough stuns Manchester City
Middlesbrough net a last-gasp equaliser to secure a 1-1 draw with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
Nov 5, 16:57
Stewart Downing of Middlesbrough in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough v Bristol City at Riverside Stadium on August 22, 2015
Result: Middlesbrough end seven-game winless run by beating Bournemouth
Gaston Ramirez and Stewart Downing score to earn Middlesbrough a 2-0 win over Bournemouth.
Oct 29, 17:16
Aitor Karanka, manager of Middlesborough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesborough at Molineux Stadium on October 24, 2015
Aitor Karanka: 'Middlesbrough must learn from mistakes'
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka admits that his side must learn quickly from their mistakes following a 2-1 defeat to visitors Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
Sep 10, 20:45
Aitor Karanka, manager of Middlesborough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesborough at Molineux Stadium on October 24, 2015
Result: Christian Benteke on target as Crystal Palace end Middlesbrough's unbeaten start
Crystal Palace beat Middlesbrough 2-1 at the Riverside Stadium to earn their first victory of the Premier League season.
Sep 10, 17:46
Victor Valdes in action for Manchester United on May 24, 2015
Team News: Victor Valdes back for Middlesbrough
Victor Valdes starts between the sticks as Middlesbrough welcome Crystal Palace.
Sep 10, 14:08
Saido Berahino sits on the bench prior to the game between West Brom and Stoke on January 2, 2016
Team News: Saido Berahino drops to West Bromwich Albion bench
Tony Pulis makes three alterations to his West Bromwich Albion starting lineup, while Aitor Karanka is forced into his solitary change for today's Premier League clash.
Aug 28, 12:34
Adam Forshaw of Middlesbrough holds off Bakary Sako of Wolves during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Riverside Stadium on April 14, 2015
Adam Forshaw signs new four-year contract at Middlesbrough
Adam Forshaw signs a new four-year contract at Middlesbrough.
Aug 26, 18:46
Tony Pulis calls the shots during the Premier League game between Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion on April 9, 2016
Preview: West Brom vs. Middlesbrough
Sports Mole previews the Premier League encounter at The Hawthorns between West Bromwich Albion and Middlesbrough.
Aug 26, 16:28
Aitor Karanka, manager of Middlesborough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesborough at Molineux Stadium on October 24, 2015
Result: Cristhian Stuani hits brace in Middlesbrough win
Middlesbrough continue their unbeaten start to the new Premier League season with a 2-1 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Aug 21, 15:23
George Friend of Middlesbrough in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Middlesbrough at Cardiff City Stadium on September 16, 2014
George Friend signs new deal with Middlesbrough
Defender George Friend signs a new contract extension at Middlesbrough until 2020.
Aug 13, 11:12
George Friend of Middlesbrough in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Middlesbrough at Cardiff City Stadium on September 16, 2014
George Friend: 'I never doubted Middlesbrough would win promotion'
Middlesbrough defender George Friend insists that he never doubted that his side would secure promotion to the Premier League, a year after missing out in the playoffs.
May 8, 22:06
Kenny Jackett pictured on January 9, 2016
Kenny Jackett reflects on "frustrating" loss to Middlesbrough
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett admits that Middlesbrough were the deserved winners of their encounter on Friday night.
Mar 5, 13:22
Aitor Karanka, manager of Middlesborough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesborough at Molineux Stadium on October 24, 2015
Result: Middlesbrough back on top of Championship
Gaston Ramirez scores twice as Middlesbrough return to the top of the Championship table with a 2-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Riverside.
Mar 4, 21:43
George Friend of Middlesbrough in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Middlesbrough at Cardiff City Stadium on September 16, 2014
Middlesbrough suffer George Friend injury blow
Championship promotion contenders Middlesbrough lose left-back George Friend for around four weeks to a fractured shoulder.
Jan 29, 18:12
George Friend of Middlesbrough is tackled by Lee Peltier of Cardiff City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Middlesbrough at the Cardiff City Stadium on October 20, 2015 in Cardiff, Wales.
George Friend: 'Middlesbrough can go far in FA Cup'
Middlesbrough defender George Friend sees no reason why his side cannot go far in the FA Cup this season.
Jan 6, 14:46



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2Wolverhampton WanderersWolves8521138517
3Cardiff CityCardiff8521127517
4Preston North EndPreston843193615
5Ipswich TownIpswich7502128415
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd850386215
7Middlesbrough8422105514
8Bristol City83411510513
9Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds8341107313
10Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest84041113-212
11Queens Park RangersQPR83231212011
12Norwich CityNorwich8323812-411
13Aston Villa8242109110
14Fulham824287110
15Derby CountyDerby73131111010
16Millwall823311929
17Hull City82241415-18
18Reading722367-18
19Burton Albion8224615-98
20Barnsley7214811-37
21Sunderland8134712-56
22Brentford8044712-54
23Birmingham CityBirmingham8116412-84
24Bolton WanderersBolton8026416-122
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