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George Pinner

Goalkeeper - Senior Men

Player Profile

Nationality England
Position Goalkeeper
Debut 02 May 2007
Club Old Georgians HC
Date of Birth 18 January 1987
Age 34
Height N/Acm
Stat N/A

Touted as an international star of the future from an early age, George made his Great Britain debut against The Netherlands aged just 20 in 2007. He then played in his first major tournament at the 2011 Champions Trophy in New Zealand and has since become one of the finest ‘keepers this country has seen.

Having been a reserve for London 2012, George stepped out onto the pitch at an Olympics for the first time in 2016 having been named the Goalkeeper of the Tournament at the Champions Trophy just a few weeks before. He was also the reserve goalkeeper at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

George was appointed as co-captain of the England and Great Britain sides in 2017 and 2018, leading the former to European and Commonwealth bronze medals as well as a fourth-placed finish at the 2018 World Cup. He was also shortlisted for the FIH World Goalkeeper of the Year award in 2014, 2017 and 2018.

A very well liked and respected member of the team, George is also a huge advocate of raising money for charitable causes – regularly taking part in ‘Movember’ – and, if he isn’t playing, can always be found cheering on his wife Jo Hunter from the sidelines.

George announced his retirement from international hockey in November 2021.