George Louis Elliot Thorne is an English footballer currently playing for West Bromwich Albion, as a midfielder. Thorne joined West Bromwich Albion's Academy in 2005. At 16 years, 328 days, this made his profile the youngest one to represent. In January 2010, Thorne signed his first professional contract with Albion. On 24 November 2011, Thorne joined Championship team Portsmouth on loan until 2 January 2012, alongside Joe Mattock. He made his debut two days later, starting in a 1–1 draw against Leicester City at Fratton Park. On 21 November 2012, he joined Peterborough United on loan until January. He scored his first goal on 22 December in a 5-4 win against Bolton Wanderers. Thorne was called up to England Under-16 on 23 October 2008 for the Victory Shield, in which England had to face Wales U16. In May 2010, Thorne helped the under-17 team win their first ever European Championship. Even though his quite young, his statistics say otherwise.