Whatever happens, George Baldock is set to make Sheffield United history this season
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Whatever happens, George Baldock is set to make Sheffield United history this season

George Baldock is on course to make history for Sheffield United this season.

Relegation looks a very distinct possibilityas things stand. The Blades are currently bottom of the table with no wins and two points from 14 games.

Yet even if the South Yorkshire club do drop back down to the Championship, Baldock could still depart the division with an impressive record.

The right-back has started every single Premier League match for United since their promotion in 2019.

It means Baldock has already played 52 top flight fixtures for the club. It places the 27-year-old fifth on their all-time list.


If Baldock continues as he is, he will finish 2020/21 with 76 Premier League appearances to his name. This would put the defender in top spot.

That position is currently occupied by Carl Bradshaw. He played 72 times in the division for the Blades in the early 1990s.

George Baldock is an unexpected Sheffield United stalwart

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It must be said that this list is limited by the fact that United are currently playing only their fifth top flight campaign since it was rebranded in 1992.

Despite that, it remains an impressive feat for Baldock. He was, after all, playing in League One before moving to Bramall Lane in 2017.

Prior to that switch, the full-back had only featured 15 times in the Championship during MK Dons’ one-year stay there in 2015/16.

Even when the Blades were promoted in 2018/19, time at right wing-back was split between Baldock and Kieron Freeman.

But once they were in the Premier League, the former made the position his own.

Baldock scored two goals and provided three assists to help United to a ninth place finish in their first top flight season in 12 years in 2019/20.

While Freeman has been released, he signed a new contract earlier this month to keep him at the club until 2024.

Baldock also clearly has an attitude and character that fits manager Chris Wilder’s ethos. He recently spoke to the media and backed Wilder and the Blades to avoid the drop.

Whatever happens this term, Baldock is set to make history.

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