George McCartney is a Northern Ireland international football player who currently features for the English Premier League club Sunderland. He plays as an attacking full back.
George McCartney commenced his footballing career at Sunderland in England in 1998 and in his first spell at the Stadium of Light played for them from 1998 to 2006. In that period he made 134 league appearances, both in the Premier League and outside the top flight, and was a regular for the Black Cats. He was consistent and attacking.
George McCartney was then signed by West Ham United in August 2006 on a four-year deal. He made his debut for the Hammers against Chesterfield in the League Cup in October 2006 and went onto establish himself at Upton Park and scored 1 goal in 61 Premiership matches in two seasons. At the end of the 2007-2008 season, George McCartney was honoured with the runner-up Hammer of the Year award.
George McCartney moved back to Sunderland in the summer of 2008 on a five-year contract for a reported 6 million pound transfer fee.
George McCartney made his international debut for Northern Ireland in 2001 and has gone onto feature in 25 international matches for his nation, scoring 1 goal.