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George Robledo

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Jorge "George" Robledo Oliver was a Chilean professional football player. He played as a striker, and is most notable for his time spent with Newcastle United.

Robledo was born in Iquique, Chile to a Chilean father and an English mother. He emigrated with his family to Brampton, Yorkshire in 1932, at the age of five, due to the instability in Chile at the time [*]. Robledo started his footballing career at Huddersfield Town, playing as a part-time amateur while he earned his money coal mining, though he never managed to break into the first team. He was able to give up the coal mining when he moved to Second Division Barnsley during World War II. First Division Newcastle United signed him on January 27, 1949 for a fee of 26,500. The fee included his brother Ted; Newcastle were only interested in buying George but he refused to move without his brother.

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