Went to the same school as fellow Spurs player Charlie Revell.
Stared his playing career as an inside right at Callenders Cable Works in the Spartan League and was spotted by Tottenham.
Signed in May 1937 and went to play for Northfleet United and won two medals in the Kent League Cup and Kent Senior Cup, before returning to Tottenham to sign professional in September 1938.
Made his Spurs debut on 7th September 1930 against West Ham United and scored one goal in four games, before he joined the Royal Artillery.
Represented the Northern and Southern Command while in the forces and played for Charlton Athletic, Fulham, Hartlepools United, Middlesbrough, Swindon Town, York City and Bristol Rovers as a guest during war-time.
Back at Spurs in 1945, George made 11 appearances hitting two goals and appeared in the first game of the 1946-47 season at home against Birmingham City, but this was his last game for the club.
He dropped into the Reserve side and scored four times in 14 games, but in July 1947, he left to join Gillingham.
Stayed at Priestfield until February 1948, when he moved to Brighton and Hove Albion.
Became a coach after achieving his FA coaching badge in 1947, Skinner moved to Finland in 1948, where he advised teams in that country before he took over at Hastings United as player/coach.
After four years with Hastings, George was the Kent FA chief coach before returning to Finland for a short spell taking charge of the Olympic team. Back in England, he took over as manager of Eastbourne Town and then reverted to a chief coach's role, but this time with the Sussex FA.
In 1962, Skinner travelled abroad to take over as the Nigerian Director of Coaching, before being national coach in 1965 in Libya, in 1968 in Jordan and in 1969 in Saudi Arabia.
In 1972, George moved to a post in Iran before taking over as national coach and under his tutelage, the country won the Asian Games.
Skinner's final management post was in 1976, when he took over at IBV in Iceland. Took them into the UEFA Cup and they became the first Icelandic team to get past the first round in 1978, with George retiring later that year.
Returning to Eastbourne, George Skinner died on 30th September 2002.