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George Johnstone Squad Index
Information:
1937-38 Squad Number:
1
Position:
Goalkeeper
Date of Birth:
15th December 1914
Birthplace:
Caldercruix
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
6' 0"
Weight:
12st 0lbs
Signed:
11/05/1936
Career History:
Bothwellhaugh Athletic 1934/Benburb cs 1934/Aberdeen 11th May 1936, Freed 30th April 1949/St Mirren (OL) 9th March 1940/Celtic (OL) 20th August 1940/Hamilton Academical (war guest) 1944-45/Dunfermline Athletic player-trainer-coach 12th July 1949, Cancelled 8th November 1949/Raith Rovers 14th January 1950, player-coach 1st May 1950, Freed 30th April 1955/Dumbarton10th September 1955/Morton 6th September 1955, Freed 30th April 1956/Cowdenbeath 24th October 1959/Thorton Hibernian, Newburgh, Nairn Thistle
 
Profile:
Goalkeeper who joined the Dons in 1936 from Benburb along with Frank Dunlop. In his six seasons at Pittodrie the big keeper played in the Dons Cup Finals either side of the war, and also picked up a winners medal in the 1946 Southern League Cup Final. One of the Dons great keepers, who was unfortunate not to gain international recognition, he was renowned for his stylish kicking of the ball. Moved to Dunfermline in 1949 before joining Raith Rovers. Died in 1974.

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
30/01/1937
Aberdeen 6-0 Inverness Thistle
Scottish Cup R1 2,372 22 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1948-49
15
0
0
6
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
22
0
0
1
0
0
1947-48
28
0
0
8
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
38
0
0
8
0
0
1946-47
26
0
0
10
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
43
0
0
2
0
0
1945-46
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
0
0
18
0
0
1944-45
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
43
0
0
1943-44
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
36
0
0
1942-43
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
41
0
0
1941-42
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
32
0
0
1939-40
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
26
0
0
1938-39
34
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
40
0
0
2
0
0
1937-38
38
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
42
0
0
21
0
0
1936-37
9
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
0
0
0
0
Totals:
172
0
0
24
0
0
25
0
0
0
0
0
221
0
0
230
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 221 0