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George Johnstone Squad Index
Information:
1941-42 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:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
George joined the Dons in 1936 from Benburb along with Frank Dunlop. In his twelve 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. Infact, he was slightly fortunate to get the medal because he had asked for a free transfer in Match 1946 but nothing came of it and he regained his place in the team in time for that famous success.
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 where he remaind until 1955. His last Club was Nairn Thistle.

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
44
0
0
1943-44
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
37
0
0
1942-43
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
40
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
231
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 221 0