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George Friend

Born: October 17, 1987 (age 33)

Height: 6' 2" (188cm)
Weight: 13st 1lb (83kg)

Hometown: Barnstaple, England
Nationality: England flag English

Position: Left-back
Team: Birmingham City (no. 5)
George Friend
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Career History
Senior2005-2008Exeter City
2008-2010Wolverhampton Wanderers
→ 2009Millwall (loan)
→ 2009Southend United (loan)
→ 2009Scunthorpe United (loan)
→ 2010Exeter City (loan)
2010-2012Doncaster Rovers
2012-2020Middlesbrough
2020-Birmingham City
Sports Mole has 197 articles about George Friend. Articles 1 to 40:
Birmingham City manager Lee Bowyer pictured on March 17, 2021
Preview: Rotherham United vs. Birmingham City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Championship clash between Rotherham United and Birmingham City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Apr 16, 18:30
Brentford manager Thomas Frank pictured on March 3, 2021
Preview: Brentford vs. Birmingham City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Championship clash between Brentford and Birmingham City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Apr 4, 18:06
Reading manager Veljko Paunovic pictured in December 2020
Preview: Birmingham City vs. Reading - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Championship clash between Birmingham City and Reading, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Mar 15, 22:45
Barnsley manager Valerien Ismael pictured in October 2020
Result: Barnsley 1-0 Birmingham: Tykes climb into top six with another win
A second-half Daryl Dike rocket saw the Reds climb into the top six after a seventh successive win.
Mar 6, 17:22
Luton Town manager Nathan Jones pictured in December 2020
Result: Luton's Dan Potts marks 150th league appearance with winner against Birmingham
Daniel Potts was making his 150th league appearance for the Hatters.
Feb 13, 17:14
Bournemouth's Jack Wilshere celebrates after scoring their second goal on February 6, 2021
Jonathan Woodgate hails Jack Wilshere's "unbelievable talent"
The former Middlesbrough boss lead the Cherries to victory over Birmingham.
Feb 6, 18:50
Bournemouth's Jack Wilshere celebrates after scoring their second goal on February 6, 2021
Result: Jonathan Woodgate begins Bournemouth reign with win over Birmingham
The Cherries begin life after Jason Tindall on a high.
Feb 6, 17:35
Birmingham City manager Aitor Karanka pictured on January 10, 2021
Aitor Karanka hopes Middlesbrough win is a "sign of the future"
The Spaniard, back at the Riverside Stadium where he spent four years in charge, saw Scott Hogan score the winner.
Jan 16, 16:51
Bristol City manager Dean Holden pictured in September 2020
Preview: Bristol City vs. Birmingham City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Bristol City and Birmingham City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Dec 3, 13:15
Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk pictured in January 2020
Result: Sheffield Wednesday win on Garry Monk's return to Birmingham
Owls boss Garry Monk enjoyed a successful return to St Andrew's.
Oct 17, 17:27
Scott Hogan in action for Stoke City on August 10, 2019
Scott Hogan joins Birmingham City on permanent deal
The striker was on loan at St Andrew's from Aston Villa last season.
Sep 16, 21:35
Brentford boss Thomas Frank on July 18, 2020
Preview: Birmingham City vs. Brentford - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Friday's Championship fixture between Birmingham City and Brentford, including team news and injury news.
Sep 10, 18:30
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho pictured on August 22, 2020
Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Birmingham City - prediction, team news, head-to-head record
Sports Mole previews Saturday's pre-season clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Birmingham City, including team news and predicted lineups.
Aug 27, 10:24
Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock pictured on June 27, 2020
Neil Warnock: 'Middlesbrough need a miracle to mount promotion challenge'
The veteran manager rescued the Teesside club from Championship relegation but does not expect an instant bounce.
Aug 4, 12:13
General view of Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium taken March 2018
Middlesbrough: Transfer ins and outs - Summer 2020
Keep track of all of Middlesbrough's confirmed summer transfers with Sports Mole's comprehensive guide.
Jul 1, 16:23
Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate on March 2, 2020
Preview: Middlesbrough vs. Swansea City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the Championship clash between Middlesbrough and Swansea City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Mar 12, 17:11
Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer reacts on January 22, 2020
Preview: Charlton Athletic vs. Middlesbrough - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Charlton Athletic and Middlesbrough, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Mar 5, 14:45
Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate on October 4, 2019
Preview: Middlesbrough vs. Nottingham Forest - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Monday's Championship match between Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest, including predictions, team news and possible line ups.
Feb 29, 18:01
Luton Town's Ryan Tunnicliffe celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on February 15, 2020
Result: Luton avoid unwanted club record with rare away victory at Middlesbrough
Ryan Tunnicliffe's 17th-minute goal decided the contest at the Riverside.
Feb 15, 17:27
Brentford manager Thomas Frank on January 11, 2020
Preview: Brentford vs. Middlesbrough - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Brentford and Middlesbrough at Griffin Park, including team news, lineups and predictions.
Feb 6, 19:12
Middlesbrough's Patrick Roberts is later substituted after picking up an injury on January 21, 2020
Result: Ashley Fletcher rescues late equaliser for Middlesbrough
Former Boro striker Lukas Jutkiewicz gave Birmingham the lead in the 1-1 draw.
Jan 21, 22:00
Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld pictured in December 2019
Team News: Alderweireld to sit out Boro replay
The visitors will be without striker Britt Assombalonga.
Jan 13, 16:16
Derby County's Chris Martin celebrates scoring their first goal with Wayne Rooney and teammates on January 5, 2020
Preview: Middlesbrough vs. Derby County - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Middlesbrough and Derby County, including team news and predicted lineups.
Jan 9, 16:29
Middlesbrough manager Jonathan Woodgate on December 7, 2019
Team News: Loan signings Lukas Nmecha, Patrick Roberts available for Middlesbrough
Nmecha and Roberts joined the Championship club on loan from Manchester City this week.
Jan 4, 01:02
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho gesticulates on November 30, 2019
Preview: Middlesbrough vs. Tottenham Hotspur - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Sunday's FA Cup third-round clash between Middlesbrough and Tottenham Hotspur, including team news and predicted lineups.
Jan 3, 18:37
Middlesbrough manager Jonathan Woodgate gestures on October 23, 2019
Preview: Leeds United vs. Middlesbrough - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between promotion-chasing Leeds and struggling Middlesbrough, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Nov 28, 14:44
Middlesbrough manager Jonathan Woodgate gestures on October 23, 2019
Jonathan Woodgate: 'I still have the backing of my players'
Britt Assombalonga scored twice as the Teessiders drew 2-2 at QPR.
Nov 9, 18:44
General view of Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium taken March 2018
Middlesbrough players 'told they need to take pay cuts'
A number of senior Middlesbrough players are told that they will need to take pay cuts if they want to stay with the club, according to a report.
Nov 1, 23:10
Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis pictured on January 1, 2019
Preview: Rotherham United vs. Middlesbrough - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Sunday's Championship game between Rotherham United and Middlesbrough.
May 3, 12:00
Britt Assombalonga in action for Middlesbrough on November 22, 2017
Result: Boro hit Peterborough for five to show their class
Championship side impress against League One opposition.
Jan 5, 16:59
George Friend celebrates scoring the winner for Middlesbrough on December 22, 2018
Result: Boro heap more misery on managerless Reading
George Friend netted the winner.
Dec 22, 17:07
Muhamed Besic and Mile Jedinak in action during the Championship playoff semi-final between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough on May 15, 2018
Result: Aston Villa hold on for Middlesbrough stalemate to reach playoff final
Aston Villa set up a Championship playoff final against Fulham by holding out for a goalless draw at home to Middlesbrough to seal a 1-0 aggregate victory.
May 15, 21:43
Helder Costa in action for Wolverhampton Wanderers on October 24, 2017
Result: Nine-man Wolverhampton Wanderers hang on at Middlesbrough
Wolves survive 20 minutes with nine men to take a crucial step towards Championship promotion with a 2-1 win over Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.
Mar 30, 19:30
Generic image of a locker room
Middlesbrough fan accused of urinating in Alex Smithies's water bottle
A Middlesbrough fan is arrested for allegedly urinating in Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Alex Smithies's water bottle.
Jan 21, 17:16
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Patrick Bamford starts for Middlesbrough
Patrick Bamford starts for Middlesbrough as they welcome Sheffield United.
Aug 12, 16:43
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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

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ChinaChina29171662
United StatesUnited States22251764
JapanJapan1761033
AustraliaAustralia1441533
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Great BritainGreat Britain11121235
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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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